SLiDE is a community of dancers, musicians and creatives who mainly live in Croydon, London and the Southeast. Co-founded in 2013 by Gemma Coldicott and Anita Wadsworth, SLiDE is built on over eight years of collaboration and partnership with local residents, education settings and organisations.
We strive to remove barriers to participation in dance faced by learning disabled people, addressing power imbalances. With a wider aim to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to dance. Through our classes, performance projects and social events (ceilidhs and discos) we engage with the wider community, uniting diverse groups.
“I can honestly say that it was one of the most uplifting and moving performances I have seen in a long time. I was totally engaged from the first movement to the last note, as was everyone else who had the privilege of experiencing such a motivational performance.” Michelle Groves, audience member <Insert title here> 2018, Director of Education (Royal Academy of Dance)
Artistic Director: Gemma Coldicott
Senior Producer: Emily Jameson
Development Manager: Kevin D’Souza
Practitioners: Andrea Swainson, Anita Wadsworth, Jodie Cole, Katie Wheeler
Champions: Ezi, Holly, Bryony, Khush, Lauryn, Sarah
Trustees: Gen Binefa, Hopal Romans, Matthew Lee, Sue Rider
Patron: Crystal Yu
We are committed to best practice in inclusive arts and SLiDE policies and annual reports are available on request.