Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is a leading UK artist development organisation. Founded in 1984, it has been artist-led ever since, working responsively to support dance artists in all roles, of all physicalities, and at all stages of career.

We work with an international community, with a particular focus on inclusive body-based research enriched by cross-disciplinary and diverse approaches. Through our year-round programme, we offer paid work to on average 80 artists every year.

Our public programme includes classes and workshops, research spaces, talks and exchanges, led by internationally-renowned artists and inviting artists and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

ID is resident at Siobhan Davies Studios (SDS) in London. We are a partner in an ACE NPO consortium with SDS and work in close liaison with them and a number of other key partners; collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Please click here to find details about the reopening of SDS and the Covid-19 safety measures that are currently in place.

Online Booking

Advance booking online is required for all classes, workshops and events this term.

Click here to find our booking page, with info on all the Autumn programme which has many online and in-person offerings.

To receive weekly updates on classes, please sign up to ID’s weekly mailing list.

Image: Katye Coe in rehearsals for Amy Voris’ perch adaptation; August 2020. Photo credit: Christian Kipp

Hip Hop: Research Space with Matthew Harding

Saturday 31 October – Sunday 1 November⁠, 12pm – 5pm⁠

Matthew Harding will unpick the histories of Hip Hop, interrogating his knowledges of its rhythmic forms, codes and attitudes. This research space is for people both with and without experience of Hip Hop, those who are curious, and those who want to challenge assumptions and expand the way Hip Hop is perceived.⁠

This Research Space will take place in the Roof studio at Siobhan Davies Studios, with an option to join online on Zoom for part of the workshop

Image: Matthew Harding, photo Bramu Media

Class Card Bursaries

ID is offering a further 10 bursaries of 10 free places (100 in total)  – these can be used for any studio or online classes this autumn and are for dance artists on low incomes.

Deadline to apply: Monday 19 October (3pm)⁠

Please email info@independentdance.co.uk ⁠
with one sentence expressing your interest and proof of current UK-based benefit (e.g. a screenshot, photo or scan) if you can. If you are not in receipt of or entitled to any benefits but would like to apply, please still feel welcome to apply.⁠⁠

Click here for more details

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

ID Participant