Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation providing a responsive framework to support, sustain and stimulate dance artists in their ongoing development as professionals.

It provides a specialist and coherent programme offering opportunities to learn, deepen enquiry, share practice and exchange ideas as part of an interdependent international community.

The classes and workshops at the core of the programme, led by internationally renowned artists, place a particular focus on movement exploration as a source for performance, improvisation and composition. Please visit the Classes page for our current programme.

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Our next season

It’s barely summer, but we’re already getting ready for the autumn!

The next season’s brochure is about to go out – if you aren’t already on our mailing list, make sure you subscribe.
In the meantime, we hope you have a lovely summer, and see you in September!



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ID’s Media Archive

Do you have a long journey this summer? Or maybe some spare time to do some research? Why not check out our media and resources archive. We have downloadable¬†Crossing Border’s Talks from 2009 – 2015, alongside some of the public discussions we have conducted with workshop artists.

You can also find film and videos from our events and a selection of articles.


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Rosemary Butcher
1947- 2016

We are deeply saddened by Rosemary Butcher’s passing.
Her unique artistic voice was a beacon of UK dance.
Rosemary was one of the artists who founded ID, and she has been part of its fabric ever since. Her extraordinary vision and work will be missed and remembered by all of us.

Click here to read more.