The Together! 2012 Dance Club is FREE and meets on Zoom from 11am-12noon* on the fourth Monday of each month (we do not operate in August and December). The Club focusses on making masked dance for the screen rather than on live performance, which is very helpful in the current pandemic! * We have shortened our Dance Club sessions from 2 hours to 1 hour while we are working virtually, to avoid screen fatigue.
The Dance Club is led by artistic director Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90, together with other mid-career and emerging disabled dance artists, with one or two sessions a year led by visiting professional dance companies. Dance students and graduates are welcome as ‘active observers’; longer-term placements can be arranged.
All Disabled people are welcome, and no previous experience is necessary. Dress in comfortable clothes — non-wheelchair users should wear trainers or similar footwear, or be in bare feet. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join in from home here.
The Dance Club is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, with visiting companies funded by Arts Council England.
In summer 2017 participants decided not to show their faces when performing, and created this experimental film.
Fire Dance On a cold day at the community centre, the motion-sensitive heaters became the centre of attention for the Together! 2012 Dance Club. Created in one day on 22 January 2018.
On 29 October 2018, Dance Club members enjoyed a dance workshop with Menka Nagrani and Les Productions des pieds des mains from Montréal ahead of the VIBE symposium on 1 December. At the end they created this short video.