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Project information

Weekly Creative Movement Classes

The funding would support our core programme of activities which provides weekly dance workshops for people with a learning disability and their carers to share in a creative experience.

August 2012 - March 2013

Charity information: Indepen-dance

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  • Need


    People with disabilities are often excluded from community dance activities due to accessibility and lack of knowledge from dance workshop leaders.


    Indepen-dance takes an inclusive approach to dance, all our dance workshops are held in accessible venues and delivered by a team of dancers who have been trained to deliver dance workshops that suit the needs of people with a range of disabilities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a dance experience that will enhance and enrich the lives of people with disabilities.


    » We provide weekly creative movement/ dance workshops 44 weeks per year

    What success will look like

    Success will be sustaining the service we provide to all of those that request it.

  • Impact


    We evaluate our workshops on an ongoing basis to determine the benefits the individuals are gaining from participating in our weekly sessions. From previous evaluations we have observed and recorded improved self esteem, self confidence and a feeling of well being from our dance class participants.


    The board are currently revising our risk register and some of the risks identified would be as follows;
    Not have accessible space to run our workshops, our highly experienced staff leaving, one of our members/service users having an accident, losing funding from any of our regular funders.


    We regularly submit annual and biannual reports to our current funders these include a selection of our evaluations including photo images of the work we do. Donors are also always welcome to attend a variety of performance events throughout the year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,384

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,640 Dance Workshop (Mondays) 2 x 1hr x 44
      £7,920 Dance Workshop (Wednesdays) 6 x 1hr x 44
      £3,960 Dance Workshop (Thursdays & Fridays) 3 x 1 hr x 44
      £3,960 Dance Workshop (Youth Group ) 2 x 1.5hr x 44
      £9,680 Dance Assistants 11 x 1 hr classes x 44
      £4,224 Venue Hire for a selection of the above classes some spaces are given in kind.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Creative Scotland £15,000 Guaranteed
    Glasgow Life £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We provide the majority of our service in accessible venues across the City of Glasgow, our service users do travel from out with the City to access our service as they have no alternative. We also provide a bespoke service for individual groups and organisations outside Glasgow.


    Each class can accommodate up to 25 people, we provide a service for people with a learning disability living in the Glasgow and surrounding area's.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Indepen-dance is the only organisation within Glasgow delivering the range of activities to meet the needs of this project, we are a fantastic inclusive dance organisation and we believe we are the best organisation to deliver the work we do.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Karen Anderson - Artistic Director

    Karen is the Artistic Director and founder of the organisation her role is to create an artistic vision that will excite and challenge all involved.

    Claire Reda - Dance Development Officer

    Claire has developed a fantastic inclusive education programme linked to the curriculum for excellence, Claire delivers much of education programme.

    Susan Muir - Administrator

    Susan is charged with the day to day administration of the company.

    Adam Sloan - Dancer

    Adam is one of our wonderful dancers, he often takes part in our workshops and performance events.