Welcome to Independent Dance

UPDATE FROM THE ID TEAM
Independent Dance has taken the decision to suspend programme of classes until the end of April. Given the fast-evolving Covid-19 situation, we feel that this is the right decision for now. This means that there is no Morning Class or Monday Night Improvisation class this week or next week. If you were planning to come, we are very sorry for the short notice.

We are reviewing plans for the summer season and will share updates soon with further news, once we have had time to communicate with all those closely involved in facilitating the programme. In the meantime, applications and bookings remain open for Deborah Hay’s workshop (24-28 Aug), Kinesthesia Moving Image Festival (4 – 5 July) and Philippe Blanchard’s Research Space (29 June – 3 July).

We are conscious that the impact of the current crisis will fall very heavily on freelance cultural workers. In the coming weeks we will be working to advocate for freelancers’ needs, and to find ways that we can continue to sustain, fuel and support the community online; please do keep in touch with your stories and concerns. All of us will be working remotely, as Siobhan Davies Studios is now closed until the end of April, and are contactable on our usual emails.

With warmest wishes to you all in these hard times.

ID team
Heni Hale, Nikki Tomlinson, Claudia Tonietto


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

Gill Clarke Bursaries

Deadline 8 June

Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are offering a bursary to support students on the jointly delivered MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway, offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  

Three to five bursaries 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.

Morning Class & Monday Night Improvisation suspended

Independent Dance will be suspending classes from Monday 16 March, for two weeks. It’s a hard decision to make, but given the fast-evolving Covid-19 situation, we feel that this is right for now. This means that there is no Morning Class or Monday Night Improvisation class from Monday 16 March to Friday 27 March. If you were planning to come, we are very sorry for the short notice.

ID will be announcing more plans relating to the summer term soon but we need a few more days before doing that, so we can make arrangements and communicate with everyone involved in facilitating the programme.
With warmest wishes to you all in these hard times.

ID team
Heni Hale, Nikki Tomlinson, Claudia Tonietto

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

ID Participant