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Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities.
Our approach values difference and the unique experience of each individual. We place dance at the top of the agenda, and provide inclusive, enabling environments to create, learn and experience dance.
Dance and disability sessions at Cheshire Dance are designed to be fun, encourage healthy bodies and minds, and offer high quality creative experiences for all.
At Cheshire Dance we engage specialist practitioners and deliver professional development and training opportunities for artists and people working with dance in alternative settings – such as support workers in care homes and day centres.
Cheshire Dance believes that everyone should be able to be creative throughout their lives and have the right to take part in excellent creative activities.
Cheshire Dance is a specialist in dance for people with PIMD. People with PIMD are participants in many of our regular dance and disability groups and as an organisation, we facilitate a practice sharing network for dancers across the UK who work with people with PIMD. At Cheshire Dance we proactively respond to feedback from people with PIMD and those who support them, and are currently developing a programme of one-to-one dance sessions for people with PIMD called ‘Wanna Dance?’
Dance Artists believe everyone can dance and be creative and they look at their work with PIMD through an artistic lens. Experienced dance artists offer opportunities for people with PIMD to be part of a creative dance experience – if they want. Dance artists can co-create dance with people with PIMD in the moment or/and for sharing with others. Dance artists enjoy noticing, developing, framing and celebrating the dances of people with PIMD – no matter how small they may seem.
At Cheshire Dance we champion dance artists, their learning and the development of their practice and approach to dance with people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD). As a result, our artists are inspired by working with people with PIMD and are passionate about working with each unique person in the way which is best for them.
For more information on our work with PIMD or to discover more about ‘Wanna Dance’, please contact: Jane.McLean@cheshiredance.org.
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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
A registered charity, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust offers information, advice and support to Carers and those they care for across Cheshire, and deliver a wide range of activities, training and events throughout the year.
146 London Road, Northwich CW9 5HH
Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality in everything it does, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.
Customer Service Centres, 1 The Arcade, Northwich
Vivo Care Choices provides a range of daytime activities in several day centres and community settings, including Canal Street Day Centre and Water Tower Gardens (both Chester), Firdale Day Centre (Northwich), Meadowbank Lodge (Winsford), Neston Day Centre, and Coronation Centre and Healthy Living Centre (both Ellesmere Port).
Lightfoot Street, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AD
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
UCLanDance is a Centre for Excellence in Learning, Participation and Advocacy, developing programmes which are deeply rooted in and responsive to our communities in Lancashire, alongside national and international work.
The Wanna Dance? programme sees service users of Vivo Care Choices with profound and complex disabilities take part in one-to-one face to face sessions with Cheshire Dance artists to explore how they might like to dance.
DS Dance is a dance group for people with Downs Syndrome, run in partnership with Down's Syndrome Cheshire , with regular sessions in Winsford, Chester and Crewe.
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).
Exploring, questioning, developing & inspiring our practice - and each other - to ensure people with PMLD experience and enjoy dance regardless of the challenges that they face.