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 everythingContinue reading “Resolution Festival: 2022”

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 tryContinue reading “Spotlight: Andrea Swainson”

Audio described film launch

We have been working with VocalEyes who have created a beautiful audio described version of our film ‘Knowing Togetherness’. Please have a listen and let us know what you think: info@slidedance.org The audio description for this film was created by VocalEyes, and part-funded by an Arts Council National Lottery project grant (100 Videos Described)

The best fest!

To celebrate our return to Fairfield Halls and our community reconnecting for in-person dancing in June we ran SLiDE\\FEST, a 4 day creative dance extravaganza. We hosted family dance workshops, in partnership with the National Autistic Society and creative dance for over 60s. Guest dance companies Corali and Blink led sessions with our groups forContinue reading “The best fest!”

Funding success!

We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This will enable us to enter an intense period of development including fundraising, partnership development and a re:launch event, inline with the lifting of the covid restrictions. “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this funding whichContinue reading “Funding success!”

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!”

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.”

Introducing…..

Tomorrow our wonderful performers will take to the stage to perform <Insert title here>, the show which we perform and the audience name! Through improvised dance and music the performers reflect on the past, questioning what brings us together and how we create a sense of ‘us’. Putting the show together has been a gloriousContinue reading “Introducing…..”

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!”

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”