Stopgap Dance Company

Stopgap Dance Company

Charity information

Stopgap Dance Company

Stopgap Dance Company is the UK’s leading integrated company for dancers with and without disabilities. We tour nationally and internationally and provide bespoke training for artists and teachers.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Our Mission is to achieve the seamless integration of performers with and without disabilities
    We are a professional dance company who employ disabled and non disabled contemporary dancers. With over 15 years experience in leading the integrated dance sector we believe in working together in a balanced team to create high quality art that inspires, is innovative and dynamic. Through leading by example we can create a positive cultural change and push the barriers of dance.
    Our ground breaking work inspires dance makers, programmers and audiences with new possibilities of dance aesthetics. We share our expertise through development programmes; imparting our knowledge of nurturing disabled and non-disabled performers, and the know-how of making a piece of integrated dance.
    We offer professional dance training on our unique SG2 trainee programme; filling a gap in dance provision for disabled dancers we can empower these talented dancers to pursue a professional career and enable them to learn through working alongside a professional company.
    We run weekly Youth Performance Group sessions; offering regular dance training and high quality classes for disabled children and young people. Sessions allow each student a chance to learn new skills, develop their movement skills, be inspired by their contemporaries and build self confidence.
    We also offer bespoke training in integrated dance and choreography, inclusive dance teaching and bespoke outreach workshops.

  • Aims

    Stopgap Dance Company aims to:

    • Create bespoke training opportunities for talented individuals. We are committed to sharing new discoveries in integrated dance through performances and development programmes
    • Share our accumulated knowledge and evolving practice. With over 15 years experience we have extensive knowledge in integrated dance use these skills to develop and evolve the integrated dance sector
    • Lead by example and create art that inspires. Our unique dynamic high quality contemporary dance showcases the seamless blend between disabled and non-disabled dancers exhilarating our audiences
  • Overview

    Established: April 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1116776

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 01252 745443

    Address: Farnham Maltings Bridge Square Farnham Surrey GU9 7QR

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