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.

Our programme of classes and workshops, led by internationally renowned artists and complemented by projects and events, invites artists and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

Call for Proposals

Deadline 6 April

Independent Dance has been invited to edit a special issue of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal to highlight the value and richness of informal modes of training in dance and movement practices.

Find out about the focus of the issue and how to submit a proposal

Klein Technique™ weekend workshop

18 – 19 Apr

Barbara Mahler (US) leads a weekend workshop in April.

We’ll use the clarity and properties of bone to work on the fundamental connections for movement, grounding, and presence; utilising its architecture with imagery, direction and energy. 

Find out more about the workshop

Morning Class

Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm

Our classes extend beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This season we welcome Janine Harrington, Elisa Vassena and Beatrice Allegranti, who are leading ID class for the first time, alongside Sophie Arstall, Lauren Potter, Kirsty Alexander and Lizzy Le Quesne, among others.

Check out the full class programme

“ID’s work to bring innovations in dance research to London dance practitioners, artists and the wider community is vital.”

ID Participant