Shropshire Council

Shropshire Inclusive Dance celebrate their 10 year Anniversary

24 March 2022 Last updated at 03:00

Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SID) was started in 2012 by Rachel Liggitt and Ray Jacobs, to offer a shared, inclusive space to celebrate dance in Shropshire. Working with people of all ages and abilities to share the joy of moving and moving together. Groups that SiD engage with include young children in special schools, youth groups, professional dance companies, and dementia support groups. SiD aims to make sure that everyone fulfils their right to watch and participate in dance regardless of age or ability.

Highflyers is SiD’s youth company and is supported through the All In programme to offer dance opportunities for young people with SEND, aged 11-18 and their siblings. The group have recently produced a film called ‘Into the Light’ which has been selected to be shown as part of the brilliant Oska Bright film festival.  You can find out more about Highflyers here

SiD also offer a range of weekly inclusive dance classes for adults on Wednesdays at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury. SY1 1TE

Create 11.15am – 12.30pm

Create is a creative movement class with an emphasis on exploring dance together, as a group, in small groups and with partners. We will enjoy the sensory experience of moving together and celebrating everyone’s dance. Create is for people who need extra support in participating fully in creative dance and being part of a group. Cost £8/session.

Thrive 1.30pm – 3pm

Thrive is an inclusive creative dance class for people who enjoy dancing, moving and making new friends. You will learn sequences and have a chance to create your own dances. There will be opportunities to share your dances with friends and family. This is aimed at dancers with some dance experience, but people new to dance are welcome to try out the class.

Cost £10/session

Contact Company Class 3.30pm – 5pm

Contact Company Class is an inclusive class for experienced dancers with a focus on improving and developing dance and performance skills. There will be opportunities once a month for people new to Contact but with dance experience to try out the class with a view to attending the classes and joining Contact Dance Company. Cost £10/session.

Attendance is through booking in advance only. Please email  if you are interested in attending. We will then contact you to discuss the classes and find the right class for you.

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