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 theContinue reading “Spotlight: Corinne Meredith”

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 taughtContinue reading “Creative dance for adults: relaunch”

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!”

Focus on: dance for people with Parkinson’s

SLiDE Dance Practitioner Katie Wheeler reflects on her involvement with our dance for Parkinson’s project. I have been spending the last couple of years working alongside Gemma learning about dance for people with Parkinson’s and moving with some lovely community groups. The lockdown and subsequent shut down of our class was a massive shock toContinue reading “Focus on: dance for people with Parkinson’s”

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”

Seeking new trustee: SLiDE Treasurer

Would you like to contribute to a small but vibrant inclusive dance charity? We are currently looking for a new trustee to join our board, which meets 4 times a year in Croydon: The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the annual accounts, raising and processing invoices. You will need to have bookkeeping experience and anContinue reading “Seeking new trustee: SLiDE Treasurer”