Social Distancing - Online Activities
While the social distancing measures to combat Covid-19 are commonplace globally, Stopgap Dance Company are doing all we can to make our programme available online. Below are all the things you can get involved in during this difficult period.
Dance on Film - Archive productions
The Watch Party for Artificial Things with live commentary took place on 18 May at 8pm (UK time) on YouTube. Join our Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, dancer David Toole OBE and arts writer Amber Massie-Blomfield to find out some behind the scenes stories and interesting facts. You will need to switch on Chat Replay as displayed on the top right corner of your screen.
The audio described version as supplied by Rationale Method is also on YouTube.
Online professional classes
We are taking our online dance classes in a new direction with Home Practice...
Online youth dance sessions
Stopgap’s youth classes are all taking place remotely until further notice. Members can access our online classes by joining our Facebook group. The archive of all our classes are also captioned on our YouTube channel. We are offering weekly sessions on Zoom too, and if you would like to join these more interactive sessions, please contact us. Lets get dancing!
The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.
Online teacher training sessions - Seedbed
Stopgap’s Teacher Development Programme is going online. Seedbed is returning in the new year and we will be joined by artists and dance teachers with a range of different lived experiences as well as inclusive dance expertise. Sessions will be available to book as one-off drop-in sessions or as a collective of sessions that will enable teachers to access our IRIS inclusive dance teaching syllabus for free.
This is a chance to connect with other likeminded artists and facilitators and begin evolving a more inclusive way of teaching young dance enthusiasts.
All sessions will take place on zoom and will be recorded and made accessible for those that need.
Please click here to find out more information about the programme, and here to register your interest. Please watch our Social Media for announcements regarding teachers, content and applications too.