We ran contemporary dance workshops over the summer holidays for children and young people with additional needs or a disability thanks to funding from Arts Council England and Stratford Lions. In partnership with Entrust Care Partnership participants worked with 2 dancers from Anjali Dance Company who specialise in performing contemporary dance with adults with learning disabilities. They explored new skills and made new friends and worked towards a celebratory performance at Warwick Hall, Warwick School on 1st August. There was a refresher day on 29 October also and a visit to Anjali’s dance show at Warwick Arts Centre. It was a wonderful project and everyone had a great time.

Feedback from the parents and children and young people

He had “more confidence, he can do things without me staying to support”

“It lets her be herself and make friends. She gets excited to attend.”

“J loved the workshops. It has helped J to form some special relationships without my having to be present.”

“It was amazing he came to the first day and wanted to come back.  He has learnt to follow instructions from people he is not familiar with. I feel more confident to try new things with him”

“J came home positive, energised. He choreographed the final dance routine and made up a visual programme of all the dances.”

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