training - leadership

Current Courses

Young Ignite Programme

A residential retreat for young disabled dance creatives was held at the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, from 15-17 April 2014.

The course brought together talented young disabled creatives from throughout the UK to develop their choreographic and leadership skills. 

The programme participants continue to be mentored by Course Director and artist Caroline Bowditch, and to be supported in fulfillment of their development plan goals by the following Young Ignite partners: 

Candoco dance company - lead contact Hannah Dye
Diverse City - lead contact Alice Chutter
Paragon Music - lead contact Ninian Perry
Braena - lead contact Anna Hall

Young Ignite follows on from GDance's Ignite programme for adult emerging artists in 2011.

It has been developed by GDance in response to learning from the 2011 initiative and responsive to current aims within the National Inclusive Dance Network and research led by Dance4 and Trinity Laban: Changing Perceptions (2012) -  read Trinity Lanban's research document here.

Partners -  Young Ignite is delivered in partnership with our national / regional dance partners. 

Evaluation - consultant Michele Taylor will produce an evaluation report in October 2014 which will be shared with the sector.

funders Esmee, CIN and ACE, Big Lottery

Courses Available to Book

Lead In

An introduction to dance leadership and training course in teaching dance
- gain confidence in creative dance
- plan and deliver safe, effective and inclusive sessions

Developed and delivered in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, this modular course can be adapted to one or two days, and is available for dance/arts agencies, dance companies, universities and/or colleges to book.

For more information contact Ailsa Hardy - / 01452 550 431 

Courses in Development

As part of our 'Arts Inc' joined up programme of work to establish Gloucester as a beacon for inclusive arts practice, GDance is currently working with partner Art Shape and the University of Gloucestershire to develop an accredited inclusive arts leadership course.

For more information contact Ailsa Hardy - / 01452 550 431