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Parable Dance

Parable Dance

Parable Dance UK deliver inclusive dance classes in the south east of England, Parable Dance NY deliver inclusive dance classes in New York and both companies deliver inclusive dance training, mentoring and consultancy worldwide.

Our Values

Values

At Parable Dance UK we want everyone to have access to art and to work inclusively. We believe that dance has the ability to unite communities, develop confidence, and maximise mental and physical health and wellbeing. People of all ages with disabilities engaging in our dance workshops have the opportunity to be creative, active, and social. Everyone has a unique ability. We hold the following values:

1

Accessibility

To make dance available for people with disabilities who may have limited –if any– access to dance, art, and community.

2

Inclusivity

Leaders facilitate and guide classes rather than teach in order to enable a focus on ability rather than disability. All participants’ ideas are respected and everyone contributes to create a dance piece. Movements are therefore suitable for every 'body'.

3

Progression

Guided by our facilitators, participants learn dance technique, performance skills and create choreography.

4

Development

Training schemes and consultations to enable other artists and teachers to develop their skills in inclusive practice.

5

Enjoyment

To offer enriching social experiences through fun and engaging dance workshops.

Incredibly trustworthy, professional, and caring. They value high quality, honest engagement no matter the scale or scope of the project
Elaine Foley, Project Manager, Learning & Engagement, Sadler’s Wells
I have seen too many young dance artists fall out of inclusive dance practice work due to lack of infrastructure and networks. Worse, I have seen too many potential disabled artists fall out of dance entirely for lack of the same. I can attest that Parable are indeed plugging a huge gap in this part of the industry. And its timely.
Louise Katerega, Foot in Hand Dance Co

Thank you for your generous support of Parable Dance. Your contribution will directly support our work.

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