Organisation: Magpie Dance
Welcoming: Learning Disability
Magpie offer training to teachers in schools, dance practitioners and workers in social care settings. Training includes the following: - Dance: Inclusive bespoke dance practice training for professionals - Health: Training in working to improve non-verbal communication methods - Education - INSET & CPD: Training for teachers from primary, secondary, mainstream and special schools - The Inclusive Dance Practice Training (IDPT) Scheme: An in-depth intensive programme delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University as an accredited part of the degree course for students on the performance degree course. Previous clients include Trinity Laban, Greenwich Dance, Royal Academy of Dancing, Dance Resource Belfast, Youth Dance England, Oxleas NHS Health Trust.
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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