Organisation: Magpie Dance
Welcoming: Learning Disability
High Fliers is a professional training and performance company for gifted and talented dancers with learning disabilities. Dancers benefit from a free professional training day each week during term time, including ballet and contemporary dance technique, Pilates, fitness training, creative practice and performance skills, all led by industry professionals. Performance opportunities are paid, in line with equity rates, making High Fliers one of the first offerings of its kind.
Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director, Avril Hitman, Magpie Dance is a contemporary dance company for learning disabled people. Magpie's work is currently delivered in community, healthcare, dance, and education settings. Magpie's mission is to unlock individual potential and ability; to be at the forefront of dance for learning disabled people. Magpie Dance runs regular community dance workshops and classes for learning disabled young people and adults as well as an Adult Group for more experienced dancers, a Mentoring Programme to nurture learning disabled choreographers and a training programme for dance practitioners and teachers. A new Gifted and Talented company class for talented learning disabled dancers will be launched shortly to enable progression to professional level training. Collaborating with artists, Magpie have given performances at venues including the South Bank Centre, Lilian Baylis and The Peacock Theatre (Sadler
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