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 Autumn 2018 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 Autumn 2018 programme:

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Morning Class 

10 – 14 Sep         Marina Collard
17 – 21 Sep         Lizzy le Quesne
24 – 28 Sep         Rosalie Wahlfrid
1 – 5 Oct              Andrea Buckley
8 – 12 Oct            Charlie Morrissey
15 – 19 Oct          Adriana Pegorer
22 – 26 Oct          Antonio de la Fe
29 Oct – 2 Nov    Amy Voris
5 – 9 Nov             Katye Coe
12 – 16 Nov         Thomas Goodwin
19 – 23 Nov         Florence Peake
26 – 30 Nov         Carolyn Roy

More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

10 Sep   Claudio Girard
17 Sep   Ali Baybutt
24 Sep   Seke Chimuntengwende
01 Oct   Andrea Buckley
08 Oct   Rachel Dean
15 Oct   Andrew Downes
22 Oct   Gabriele Koch
29 Oct   Thomas Kampe
05 Nov Zoë Solomons
12 Nov Laura Doehler
19 Nov Hagit Yakira
26 Nov Sally E. Dean

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.