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 Summer 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 Summer 2019 programme:

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

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Morning Class 

29 Apr – 3 May  Sheena McGrandles*
7 – 10 May        Susanna Recchia*
13 – 17 May      Fiona Millward*
20 – 24 May      Ben Ash*
28 – 31 May      Rahel Vonmoos
3 – 7 Jun           Yael Flexer
10 – 14 Jun       Claudio Girard
7 – 21 Jun         Sara Ruddock
24 – 28 Jun       Zoë Solomons

More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

29 Apr Jessica Lerner
6 May  
(bank holiday)
13 May 
‘Funmi Adewole
20 May  
Seke Chimutengwende
27 May  
(bank holiday)
3 Jun     
Kate Brown
10 Jun   
Claudio Girard
17 Jun   
Florence Peake
24 Jun   Adriana Pegorer

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.