Welcome to Independent Dance

ID ONLINE is currently offering an alternative programme of creative practice sessions curated in collaboration with teaching artists programmed for ID’s Morning Classes, Summer 2020 – find out more here. These sessions are free to access; artists’ sessions require signing in via Eventbrite each week. Details and all booking details are announced on a rolling week by week basis on social media and through our email list. 

Keep an eye on our social media and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on our programme.

All of us are working remotely, as Siobhan Davies Studios is now closed, and are contactable on our usual emails or through info@independentdance.co.uk.

With warmest wishes to you all in these difficult times,
Heni Hale, Nikki Tomlinson, Claudia Tonietto and Jay Yule


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 an international community of 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.

ID Online

ID ONLINE is offering an alternative programme of creative practice sessions curated in collaboration with teaching artists programmed for ID’s Morning Classes, Summer 2020.

Each week you will be able to sign up to open a virtual chest of material, offered directly by the programmed morning class teacher or drawn from ID’s archives. This will vary each week and may include sound scores, creative tasks, texts, provocations, videos and in some weeks may include sessions with the artist via zoom in a format similar to morning class. This is material that everyone is welcome to respond to in their own time, way and space.

These sessions are free to access; artists’ sessions require signing in via Eventbrite each week.

MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

Run by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and DanceIndependent Dance with Siobhan Davies Dance, the programme provides a rigorous and investigative learning and research environment, supporting artists in the further development of their practice.

Applications are open. Click here to find more information on the course and the funding available,

Photo: Ben McEwen and research group – Cascades Project

Gill Clarke Bursaries

Deadline 22 June

Supported by The Leverhulme Trust, Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are offering substantial bursaries to support students on the jointly delivered MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway, offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  

Bursaries of between 5k-8k will be offered annually from 2019/20 to 2021/22 to support students on the Dance Professional Practice pathway of the MA/MFA Creative Practice. Applicants must be accepted onto the course when applying.

Find more info and how to apply here.

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

ID Participant