Vacancy: Trustee (Treasurer)

We are looking for an experienced accountant or finance manager to join our board to support our finance reporting and planning. Meetings take place in Croydon so you must be based in the borough or within a reasonable distance.

Come and join an inclusive, vibrant and highly regarded dance charity!

Deadline has been extended to Wednesday 24th August

Enquires or questions: gemma@slidedance.org

Summer with SLiDE

We have some fantastic events happening this Summer, we hope you can join us:

Tuesday 19th July: FREE dance class for adults with learning disabilities and/or additional needs.
10.30-12pm The Recreational, Fairfield Halls
Limited places, book your place: info@slidedance.org

Monday 18th July 7-10pm: Club Soda Summer party @ Boxpark Croydon
MORE INFO
FREE tickets available info@slidedance.org

Wednesday 27th July 1-3pm: FREE SLiDE Summer party
Lloyd Park
Karaoke, games, dancing, music & fun hosted by the SLiDE Champions
Let us know via whatsapp if you can make it

Summer intensive Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September
@ CYTO in South Norwood
10-12pm for ages 11-17: MORE INFO
1.30-4.30pm for ages 18 upwards: MORE INFO

Join our creative team!

We are looking to expand our team of dance practitioners and assistants for cover and/or regular sessions in community and school settings (across Croydon). Depending on your experience you will need to be able to hold the space for movement explorations through improvisations/creative tasks or be confident to join in and support others. SLiDE is looking for people with experience or interest in working inclusively and collaboratively, this includes with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

We are also looking for practitioners who are experienced in or interested in leading or supporting dance for people with Parkinson’s disease.

More info about SLiDE: www.slidedance.org

Roles include:

Practitioner (£41 per hour)
5+ years experience leading inclusive dance activities

Dance Assistant (£21 per hour)
1+ year experience supporting inclusive dance activities

Graduate Dance Assistant (£13 per hour)
New to leading inclusive dance activities but arts training such as degree, diploma or BTEC Level 3 or equivalent experience

To express your interest send an email to info@slidedance.org with:

A short statement about your interest in SLiDE and your suitability for the role (about 100 words) AND your CV

OR

Send links to footage that demonstrates your practice or introduces you as a dancer/practitioner/assistant and we will schedule a phone call to discuss your experience

OR

If you want to submit your application in a different format, please get in touch

Successful candidates will be invited to the next stage: attend a SLiDE session to lead or join in

Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 1st July, 5pm

Resolution reviews!

Crosswor(l)ds was a resounding hit at Resolution, the audience were captivated and the piece really communicated what SLiDE is trying to achieve:

“They are worlds colliding on stage, and what happens here is a true collaboration, a showcase of their individualities as they take inspiration from one other…..the performers are really going for it, occupying the space, and the result is playful and sweet. You’re reminded that dance is a medium for encounters, where you communicate and experience others in new, physical, ways” Iris Killian

Well done Aaron and William, we are really looking forward to developing this work for an autumn performance.

Full review: HERE

Resolution Festival: 2022

SLiDE dancers Aaron and Will present Crosswor(l)ds their new duet, which explores their quest for solutions in an ever-changing world.

Wednesday 25th May, 7.30pm. The Place Theatre, King’s Cross: Tickets

Two young male performers, from their unique perspectives, attempt to discover the rules of the game moving from meticulous planning to improvised chaos and everything in between. Can they make any sense of it and find their place within it? 

This is a duet performed by Aaron and William who experience life very differently, this performance is where their worlds meet. 

We hope you can join us!

Bookings open: Easter dance intensive for young people

SLiDE is running an Easter holiday dance intensive for people aged 11-25 with a learning disability, autism or support needs. The emphasis is on fun, creativity and making new friends through dance.

Running 11th – 14th April the sessions will take place in the dance studio at Coombe Wood School in South Croydon. Participants can attend as many days as they wish.

Full details: HERE

Spotlight: Andrea Swainson

Andrea leads our Wednesday afternoon sessions and is a specialist in inclusive dance practice:

‘My Wednesday sessions with SLiDE are the highlight of my week. We have been exploring some of the SLiDE’s value’s this term and looking at connections, togetherness and empowerment. I’m always amazed at the groups willingness to give everything a try and experiment which makes the sessions really playful and exciting. I feel privileged to be working with such a great group of dancers and surrounded by a great team and community’

​​Andrea is a community Dance Artist, Producer and with a BA honours in Dance Studies from Middlesex University. She is also the Engagement and Outreach Manager for Corali Dance Company, managing a range of engagement, training, mentoring projects. She has also facilitated a number of community dance projects in Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and Nepal and most recently went on a cultural exchange impact project in Ghana with Awareness Through Dance.  Andrea founded her own dance company, which she ran for over 10 year working in relationships with local charities. Andrea has worked for Royal Academy of Dance, B.Supreme, Lyra and Oval House Theatre on various community, participatory and professional work.

Spotlight: Corinne Meredith

Having been part of the SLiDE community for over 7 years, this autumn Corinne returns to lead our youth company:

I am enjoying my time getting to know the youth company and am so lucky to get to dance with them each week. We have started the new term thinking about movement, stillness and the power that this combination can have. I am very excited to continue to build on the existing skills and experience of the group, whilst exploring new ideas, with lots of fun along the way. I can’t wait until we begin to make a piece together that can be shared with an audience

Corinne is a freelance Community Dance Artist with an MA in Text and Performance Studies from King’s College London and RADA and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban. She currently works with SLiDE, DanceWest, The Place, Sadler’s Wells, Akram Khan Company, is the Creative Support Artist for the National Youth Dance Company and works on community projects with the Young Vic. Corinne has previously worked with Body and Soul Charity, the Royal Academy of Dance, Trinity Laban, the Bush Theatre, the Orange Tree Theatre and was a Project Associate and Dance Captain for Public Acts at the National Theatre from 2017 – 2019. 

Creative dance for adults: relaunch

We are thrilled to relaunch our class for adults aged 50+ at Fairfield Halls this autumn. The group originally started in November 2019 but naturally had to pause throughout the lockdowns. Led by community dance specialist, Anita Wadsworth, the class is accessible, creative and joyful with plenty of moments of free dance (improvisation) and taught phrases.

The group will meet Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm

To book/for more info: emily@slidedance.org

If you are under 50 & interested in our approach, or you are regaining your health & fitness, you are very welcome to join us!