Contemporary dance is an oral tradition: its languages, practices and ideas are transmitted and developed through the live exchange of artists on a daily basis. A clear philosophy, flowing from the notion of a dance artist who is continuously exploring, questioning and extending his/her practice and approach, underlies ID’s programme and influences the range of classes and artists invited to lead and contribute to it. A continuity of respected British-based teachers, supplemented by leading international artists, lies at the centre of our programming ethos.

Read more about the Morning Class for professionals and the open-level Monday Night Improvisation.
Download a copy of the ID Spring 2019 brochure.

The Independent Dance programme is open to disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work. For practical information about access in the studios click here.

Here is the Spring 2019 programme:

*Please note: MA Embodied Practice Morning classes tend to fill quickly; arrive early to avoid disappointment*

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Morning Class 

14 – 18 Jan      Amy Voris*
21 – 25 Jan      Caroline Scott*
28 Jan – 1 Feb Miranda Tufnell*
4 – 8 Feb          Gaby Agis*
11 – 15 Feb      Stephanie McMann
18 – 22 Feb      Annie Lok
25 Feb – 1 Mar Jamila Johnson-Small
4 – 8 Mar          Katrina Brown
11 – 15 Mar      Luke Birch
18 – 22 Mar      Aya Kobayashi

More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

14 Jan  Sophie Arstall
21 Jan  Alexandra Baybutt
28 Jan  Kate Hilder
4 Feb    Zoë Solomons
11 Feb  Sally E. Dean
18 Feb  Thomas Kampe
25 Feb  Jessica Lerner
4 Mar    Simonetta Alessandri
11 Mar  Rosalie Wahlfrid
18 Mar  Andrew Downes

More about Monday Night Improvisation

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About the classes

Our classes provide a continuity of provision for artists whose employment, even at the height of their careers is often sporadic, and an opportunity for non-dance artists to experience the improvisational approaches used by many of the leading dance artists in the UK.

Our regular programme aims to go beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote mindful and efficient practice and to embrace a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This philosophy extends beyond dance artists’ creative practice into the wider spheres of interaction, collaboration and innovative approaches to the management of portfolio careers as performers, teachers, viewers and creators of work.