Created by the Foundation for Community Dance in partnership with Dance4, this new short film features Beth Gardiner, a young disabled dancer and her passion for dance, progression and development from school through to being on the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme, and ambitions for the future. This film supports the Changing Perceptions report commissioned by Dance4 and aims to highlight young disabled dancers’ progression routes. This beautifully made and compassionate film tells Beth’s story in her own words.
Created by the Foundation for Community Dance in partnership with Youth Dance England, this new short film aims to inspire ‘inclusive’ groups and group leaders working with disabled young dancers to apply to be part of U.Dance 2015 in Plymouth. Youth Dance England and its partners aim to have 20% of its 2015 U.Dance applications from inclusive and disability focused dance groups. The young people and group leaders from Oak Field School discuss their experience, including their hopes and fears, and provide a valuable insight to how any group of young people can successfully take part in U.Dance 2015.