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What We offer



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. 

Contact us to discuss booking a workshop.

The majority of our team are based in Sussex but we are happy to discuss projects across the South East and London. 

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 and without learning disabilities. Youth class (10-18 yrs) 5.15-6.15pm and adult class (19 yrs +) 6.30-8.00pm, on Thursday evenings at 'The Dance Space' in Circus Street 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. 

If you would like more information please email: or you can sign up for the classes here: Class signup form

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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 frequent networking meeting for experienced inclusive dance artists, was to stay connected, share opportunities and feel less isolated as we came out of the pandemic. Now that we're all busy again, we have altered the format. The Cuppa Catch Up group now receive regular inclusive dance news and opportunities by email and we aim to have a forum once a year. If you would like to join our Cuppas email list, please get in touch

Inclusive Training


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

  • Continued Professional Development for groups 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 across an organisation such as staff training, qualification review and policy writing.

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

Online Mentoring Programme

Are you a dancer/teacher with or without disabilities interested in developing your career in inclusive dance? We are offering a training and mentoring programme to support your teaching development; delivered online, for you to join from anywhere in the UK. Click here for more information and to register your interest.

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