Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation working responsively to support and fuel dance artists in all roles, at all stages of their career, and of all physicalities.

We nurture a practice-led, peer-supported international community of dance artists, with a particular focus on inclusive body-based research enriched by cross-disciplinary and diverse approaches.

Often working with internationally renowned artists, our programme of classes and workshops, complemented by projects and events, invites artists to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

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Morning Class and
Monday Night Improvisation

Monday – Friday | 10am-12noon
Mondays | 6.30-8.30pm

I think what fascinates me is watching people in class – I love to see them peel away layers of prescribed behavior and prescribed thoughts to discover who they really are. And you see it when it happens. The people are discovering something. And they change. They look different; they have more strength, they have more serenity, and they just look different because they’re no longer programmed. It’s always awesome to me to see that in class. So, I am never tired of seeing people change.”

(Joan Skinner, quote from Bettina Neuhaus’ interview with Joan Skinner in Contact Quarterly)

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Graduate Open Day

Tuesday 4 September | 10am-3pm

This day is specifically designed for dance graduates to experience the classes and work on offer at Independent Dance.

The day will begin with free morning class, followed by the opportunity to hear from artists, network with fellow artists and meet the ID team.

Katye Coe will lead the morning class, and in an afternoon session share her research into the nature and politics of dancers’ practice.

You will also meet other artists who have been associating with ID over the years and hear from them about their experience of forging a career in dance.

FREE to attend – reserve a place now or read more about the day.


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MA/MFA Creative Practice:
Dance Professional Practice

Rolling deadline
Course starts September 2018

If you are a mid-career artist thinking about getting a higher degree find out about the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice.

I looked for years to find an MA program like this. This course fosters a somatic approach to movement and supports practicing artists to continue with their own path of inquiry. The teachers, environment and tutoring offered is outstanding. These conditions for learning have allowed me to stretch beyond what I thought was imaginable. I am now better able to articulate my ideas within my practice and place those ideas in a broader context.”
MA CP DPP alumna