Our Dance Club meets from 11am-1pm on the fourth Monday of each month [except August and December] at St Bart’s Centre, 292b Barking Road, East Ham E6 3BA. Nearest station East Ham (not accessible, but there are direct buses from Canning Town station or Beckton DLR). Bus routes include: 5 and 115. Street parking for Blue Badge users only. NB: there is a Changing Places toilet close by at East Ham Leisure Centre. (Arrive from 10.30am.) We create contemporary dance for the screen using improvisation techniques.
The Together! Dance Club is led by artistic director Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90, together with other mid-career and emerging disabled dance artists. One or two sessions a year are 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. Come wearing comfortable clothes and trainers or similar footwear. As with all of our Clubs, it is free; there is no need to book – just turn up – and we serve free drinks and snacks. Further information is available on the main Clubs page.
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.