Training Course

Creative Arts Programme - Dance

Organisation: Beaumont College

Region: North West

Artform: Dance

Welcoming: All Disabilities

Opportunity Summary:

The course is designed to allow the development of individual expression through the medium of dance. It promotes proactive, physical engagement in multi-sensory contexts. With the support of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams, learners are encouraged to extend their movement potential and mobility through the use of transformational movement equipment. Learners are facilitated to develop specific skills that include non-verbal communication, expression through movement, relationship to others, appreciation, trust and sensitivity. Learners are encouraged to initiate their own ideas and respond to the work of others to create solo, duet and group work. Choreography and directing skills are elements within the dance provision for all learners. Learners have the opportunity to work in partnership with their peers from the local community in inclusive workshops and residencies with visiting dance companies. At the end of each project work is shared with college audiences and in community venues.

Organisation Information:

The College was founded in 1977 in Lancaster and is run by Scope, a disability charity. It offers both residential and day programmes to learners aged between 18 and 25 with a broad range of physical and learning impairments. The College's aim is to empower learners to take responsibility for their own lives. It offers an extended curriculum with a strong emphasis on creative arts, communication and self-expression. The College offers inclusive learning programmes for students with physical and learning abilities. Inspired by the philosophy that all people are creative when provided with a supportive environment and facilitated through the person-centred approach, all the courses offer a creative space for personal exploration and growth. In each of the creative art subjects the mode of delivery is planned over three years, but increasingly courses are offered more flexibly to meet the ability needs of learners and incorporate as much challenge within the duration of their programme, which, in some cases, may only be for one year. Before applying to the College, prospective learners and their families/carers are encouraged to arrange an informal visit. There are no formal entry qualifications or examination. It is recommended to apply 18 months - 2 years ahead. For further info about fees and applying, contact the Transition Team on 01524 541400 or email


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