Person centred practice with a belief that every move made with intention is valuable underpins Jan’s work as an independent dance artist with 35 years experience. Over the years she has worked in education (nursery, primary, secondary, HE and FE, mainstream and special education), community (all ages, physicalities and intellects), health (mental health, ageing), prison service (prisons, probation services), delivering at conferences, delivering CPD for teachers and dance artists, research, project management, performance, and choreography. In recent years she has mainly concentrated on large projects delivered by Cheshire Dance.
Since moving to the North West 23 years ago Jan has made strong connections with all the dance organisations in the NW, has always advocated for the voice of the dance artist and currently is a representative on the Artist Led for Artists group. Volunteer work has involved being a governor at a local primary school for 23 years covering all roles including Chair, involvement in local arts festivals and advocacy for the dance sector.
Embodiment through dance has the power to bring joy, learning, improved health, and creativity, which is why Jan has loved the work she has done and looks forward to continued involvement and challenge in the dance sector. Jan was awarded her MA Dance Studies from John Moore’s University Liverpool, a BEd (Hons) from London University Goldsmiths, a Cert Ed from Laban, London, LRAD Royal Academy of Dance London.
"I believe that dance has the power to bring joy, learning, improved health and creativity to everyone's lives."Jan Halloran
Dance to Health responds to the issue of older people’s falls. Dance to Health in Cheshire is delivered by professional dance artists from Cheshire Dance at a variety of community venues, including church halls and leisure facilities.
Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities and people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD).
Cheshire Dance works with educational settings to deliver school improvement plans and to enrich the current curriculum framework through quality dance practises that add real value.
Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, Aesop is a bridge-builder between the health and arts sectors helping arts enterprises in health grow.
1st Floor, 3 Welch Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JH
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
The Hive, 49 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN
ALFA – Artists Led For Artists – advocates for dance artists and their connections to the wider dance sector; to champion diversity and visibility of artists as well as share resources and knowledge to further the development of the art of dance.
Dance Consortia North West (DCNW) is a diverse collection of dance artists, companies and venues that come together to generate, collaborate and celebrate dance across the region.
1st Floor, Winsford Library, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2AS
Cheshire East provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority that supports Cheshire Dance and its groups within the Cheshire East area.
Delamere House, Delamere St, Crewe CW1 2JZ