Be happy, be proud!

In advance of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) we spoke to one of our dancers, Ese, about her experiences of having down syndrome. Ese has danced with SLiDE for around two years and is a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing. ‘Everyone with Down syndrome is different. I need help and guidance but myContinue reading “Be happy, be proud!”

Dancing through the lockdown

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”Martha Graham Here we are again with a stay at home order, inevitable given the situation but difficult for us all especially given the mental health challenges at this time of year. SLiDE will continue our online programme throughout January and February and maybe beyond, hard to knowContinue reading “Dancing through the lockdown”

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!”

Boost to dance programme for people with Parkinson’s

Thanks to some generous funding from Croydon Relief in Need we are working with the Croydon Parkinson’s UK local branch to invigorate and develop their dance programme for people living with Parkinson’s. Mondays 1-2pm Purley United Reformed Church, CR8 2LN, tea and coffee afterwards. First & third Thursday of the month, 12.45-2.15pm St.Mildred’s, Addiscombe, CR0Continue reading “Boost to dance programme for people with Parkinson’s”

Insert Title Here: an invitation to view, to dance, to reflect.

Would you catch me if I fell? You arranged, positioned and orbited me with thought and care, responding to my body Together we revisited a memory looking deep, seeing a fresh Uncovering images, intention, authenticity and Summer filled the room. Is it really April? Yes, it was really April (in that heatwave) and we wereContinue reading “Insert Title Here: an invitation to view, to dance, to reflect.”

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”

Come ceilidh with us!

Woo hoo! It’s time for the annual SLiDE fundraising ceilidh! SATURDAY 21st NOVEMBER 7.30-10.30pm VENUE: Selsdon Halls, 132 Addington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8LA (underneath Sainsbury’s) Great fun for ALL AGES as we skip, promenade and do-si-do our way through the evening! There’s time along the way for a quick ploughmans supper (that’s a platefulContinue reading “Come ceilidh with us!”