Happy Christmas!

It was certainly not the year we had all planned for and it was challenging like no other. The beginning of the lockdown heralded a new era and although we took time to consider it we took to Zoom and began our online dance journey. Fortunately the generosity of our funders meant we could refocusContinue reading “Happy Christmas!”

Dancing at the Edges: Reflections from the artists

This year we had the privilege of collaborating with the patients and staff at St.Christopher’s Hospice. Choreographer Anita Wadsworth and Dancer Louise Klarnett share their reflections. Images by Ben Joseph ‘I knew that we had to create something that we could perform, but also adapt to the needs of the participants. I chose to createContinue reading “Dancing at the Edges: Reflections from the artists”

Could you be a SLiDE Champion?

SLiDE is recruiting a small group of champions to help us grow. We need people who know a little bit about SLiDE and would be interested in contributing to the future direction of the company. That means helping us to make decisions about the types of projects we run. We’d also like our champions toContinue reading “Could you be a SLiDE Champion?”

The Art of Asking

This book literally just popped through my letter box, pretty good timing as we’re reaching out to ask for your support! Our fun-raiser is almost upon us and already we’ve had some pledges of support in, we’re so grateful. We’ve also had some fun challenges, so you’ll probably find us sliding whilst trying to drinkContinue reading “The Art of Asking”

On a myth busting mission…

At SLiDE we think it’s time to demystify some dance myths and really get to the bottom of that age old question: so what is creative dance? We’re going to start by explaining what it’s not. It’s not….. …spending time in a dance studio channelling your inner tree. …being asked to devise a 30 secondContinue reading “On a myth busting mission…”

New journeys, new destinations

We (that’s Anita & Gemma) seem to be all over the place at the moment. But in a really good way, as SLIDE is moving upwards and all kinds of ways. 2015 is about developing our community projects with new monthly dance workshop for adults with learning disabilities, in collaboration with CALAT and Club Soda.Continue reading “New journeys, new destinations”

The winners are…

Last time I looked we were dancing in a park in glorious sun! But time has flown and what with little people starting school, Gemma dancing in Japan, sliding down slides AND a nomination to be Croydon Art Champion, we have been busy! So what next? We are excitedly planning our ceilidh for Saturday 29thContinue reading “The winners are…”