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What We offer

Workshops

Workshops

Parable Dance provides workshops for disabled children, young people and adults on a project basis for schools, colleges, day centres and other organisations.  

Workshops are tailored to suit the needs of each group we meet.  

Workshops are taught with an emphasis on ability not disability. Participants are encouraged to share their creative ideas working together as a supportive group encouraging; self-awareness, cooperation, confidence and communication skills. 

Workshops are taught by the Artistic Director and a team of highly experienced inclusive dance practitioners.   

If you have links with other schools or organisations, you may wish to split the cost of your booking by arranging a collaborative project. 

If you book a series of workshops, you may choose to focus on a performance, the aim being to share the work with an audience on the final session. Arrangements can also be made for a DVD or professional photos of your project or performance to be made. 

Book for a full day @ £300* or contact us to discuss hourly and half day rates.  

*Costs are for workshops based Sussex. Quotes may be arranged for locations further afield. Administration fees may also be added based on the length of the project and quantity of written feedback/ report writing required. 

To discuss a quote for workshops please contact us.

My sincere thanks for your professional and creative support for what was both a very enjoyable and uplifting project/performance for students and audience alike.
Adrian Carver, Executive Headteacher – Downsview Link College, Brighton
I enjoyed my move, I enjoyed the team
Imran, workshop participant
I like dancing with all body the sensory room and I like to work with everybody and I like doing the hot pancake move
Rebecca, workshop participant

Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes

Parable Dance run weekly dance classes in central Brighton, for people with learning disabilities. Youth class (10-18 yrs) 5.10-6.10pm and adult class (19 yrs +) 6.15-7.45pm, on Thursday evenings at 'The Brighthelm Centre' in partnership with South East Dance and Carousel. We run a 10 week term with a break in line with the school half term holiday. From April we will be moving to the brand new South East Dance space in Circus Street.

If you would like more information please email: info@parabledance.co.uk or you can sign up for the classes here: Class signup form

Networks

Networks

At Parable Dance we strongly believe in the importance of community, support, and collaboration. We have created two different networks to help connect people from around the UK and beyond: The Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers and Cuppa Catch Ups. See below for more information!

Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers (NEID)

Are you interested in inclusive dance but not sure where to start? Do you need support and signposting to opportunities? Do you want to connect with others interested in this area of work? Join the Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers (NEID). It is FREE to join, and includes presentations from established inclusive dance artists from around the UK. NEID is best suited for dancers in England, but we welcome those from throughout the UK. NEID was made possible using public funding by Arts Council England. Click here to find out how to join!

Cuppa Catch Ups

Our intention for starting this meet up is to stay connected, share opportunities and feel less isolated even as we come out of the pandemic. The Cuppa Catch Ups are open structure for people to share things, but we welcome all to contribute specific issues or themes for the chats. This is an informal meeting. There will be no formal presentations, it is just a chance to discuss what has been going on and what will be going on in the UK and beyond. If you would like to join our Cuppas, please email info@parabledance.co.uk

Inclusive Training

Training

We offer training to support others to develop their skills of inclusive dance practice in the following ways:  

  • Continued Professional Development for a group of dance professionals, university students or school teachers. This can span anywhere from 2 hours to a day.
  • Mentoring for individuals. This may involve one to one meetings, team teaching and observations. 
  • Consultancy, addressing inclusion in many aspects of the workplace including: access to buildings and services, policies, recruitment and staff communication. 

To discuss a quote for training or consultancy please contact us.

New! FREE Mentoring Programme

Are you a dancer/teacher with or without disabilities interested in developing your career in inclusive dance? We are offering a free training programme to support your development! This is delivered online. You can join from any area of the UK. Click here for more information and to register your interest.

Inclusive Practice is Good Practice

Our resource film, Inclusive Practice is Good Practice is now available and free to access! To watch the film and for more information about the project, click the button below!

Film Project
Parable Dance deliver inspiring CPD sessions for professionals at all stages of their careers and practice. No matter how long you have worked in inclusive dance and the arts you leave the sessions feeling; inspired, affirmed and supported. I thoroughly recommend Parable sessions to anyone interested in developing their inclusive practice.
David Nurse, Co-founder and Artistic Director 'adhoc dance', Associate Choreographer Essex Dance Theatre and freelance inclusive arts facilitator
A unique and accessible approach to dance.
Ariane Hadjilias, Director, Different Planet Arts
I think this was the best SEND training we’ve had so far
RAD Step Into Dance freelancer