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Guidelines for making dance performances more inclusive

Guidance to help make your dance events more inclusive Wheelfever, photo Brian Slater

One Dance UK is keen to support young people from all backgrounds and abilities to take part in dance.

Building on the work done by Youth Dance England and GDance following U.Dance 2015, we are re-publishing guidance on how to make your dance performances more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.

The guidelines were produced by GDance during the evaluation of last year’s national U.Dance festival which had an ‘Inclusion & Access’ focus. By following the guidelines, event organisers can encourage more disabled young people and inclusive dance groups to take part in their events, whilst also ensuring their event is more accessible to those with disabilities and generally more inclusive to everyone who may want to take part.

Remember – If you’re organising a dance performance for children or young people you can register it for FREE to be part of U.Dance. You’ll be sent a pack of useful information to help you organise your performance and certificates for the dancers taking part. Click here for more info 

Inclusion Guidelines for U.Dance (updated August 2016)