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Below you will find essential sources of practical information and resources to support your work in community dance, such as training materials, teaching packs, DVD's, magazines and other reading.for a variety of documents and links to further information

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NOS Booklets
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
FCD have produced three clear and useful guides - for dance practitioners, CPD providers and employers - about how the skills dance leaders need relate to the National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership
Research
A conference and seminar to mark the end of an innovative and dynamic three year health and movement project
Website
If you work in dementia care and you are interested in; non-pharmacological approaches, extending the range of interventions, using movement, dance and physical activity, helping carers maintain positive relationships and or having access to specialist expertise, then the Centre of Excellence in Movement, Dance and Dementia can help you.
Be Reflective artwork by The Cultural Sisters
Website
Be Reflective is a resource offering a framework to reflect on quality through all stages of an arts and health project.
Dance Education around the World book cover
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. This book provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world
Website
Dance Renegades is an online resource for aspiring disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Dance Renegades and Art’s Angels was set up through a dialogue between UK based Stopgap Dance Company’s artistic director Lucy Bennett and emerging talent Joop Oonk who is the artistic director of Misiconi Dance Company in the Netherlands
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
Find out who to talk to about Cultural Commissioning in your area.
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Website
Online advice and information on good practice for professionals working with people with a learning disability
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Magazine / Newsletter, Research, Website
The engage journal is the international journal of visual art and gallery eduction.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A short handbook for voluntary organisations and community groups, on measuring wellbeing, produced by the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) with input from nef consulting
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
The following resources have been identified to help with the development of partnership working.
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People Dancing Music - a series of curated playlists for dance practitioners.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
The following resource has been identified to help dance practitioners develop a better knowledge and understanding about contracts.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills in relation to evaluation.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
In search of a Framework for Community Dance. A series of papers published by the Foundation for Community Dance to help widen and deepen critical debate about the purposes, processes and power of community dance
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
The personal stories of disabled and non-disabled dance practitioners working together in a shared learning experience
CD / DVD, Information Sheet / Publication
A dance film for people and organisations working in or with dance, Dancing Nation (on DVD and VHS) is indispensable for demonstrating the value and benefit of community dance
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication, Research
The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. They are starting to collect some great case studies showing how arts and cultural programmes are impacting on the social outcomes which commissioners are looking for.
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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides webinars and resources for the self-employed
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“Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training for people with dementia and their family carers” (RTRT) involved partners in 10 EU countries
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
'Shall We Dance' is a project funded by FEAST and managed by Arts for Health Cornwall and The Works Theatre and Dance Agency. It was developed in order to increase the opportunities for older people to access dance with the aim of improving their holistic health and sense of wellbeing. The final evaluation report is now available to download
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
The Scottish Government’s mental health strategy to 2015 sets out a range of key commitments across the full spectrum of mental health improvement, services and recovery to ensure delivery of effective, quality care and treatment for people with a mental illness, their carers and families.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
This fact sheet explains why keeping physically active is important for people with dementia, gives examples of suitable exercises and physical activities for people in different stages of dementia and suggests how much activity is appropriate
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Art vs Rehab is a platform for people working in art and rehabilitation and produces live events and resources to stimulate critical thinking, research key issues and develop support networks
Website
A website / blog dedicated to gathering together and promoting your greatest achievements in the field of arts and older people.
Website
The Inclusion Club Hub online tool has been created by the English Federation of Disability Sport to help clubs to include more disabled people in their activities
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The BHFNC has produced a series of three booklets designed to assist those who work with older people to interpret the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines which were introduced in July 2011.
SAGE Handbook of Gerontology
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines
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Physical activity in later life can help maintain mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and cognitive functioning. This BHFNC practice briefing uses research evidence to provide practical strategies to effectively promote physical activity with older adults.
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The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (Draft) has been drawn up by the Events Industry Forum in consultation with the UK events industry, including representatives from regional and national Government.
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In March 2013, Dance4 launched Changing Perceptions; the culmination of a two year research project examining provision and progression routes for young disabled dancers. Audio files of the Changing Perceptions research are now available to download from the Dance4 website
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Research, Website
Public Health England (PHE) provides many high quality data and analysis tools and resources for public health professionals. The PHE data and knowledge gateway provides direct access to these resources.
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Written in association with the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent, this paper is for anyone interested in building kinder, more caring communities
Maypole Manual
If you don’t yet have a copy of The Maypole Manual, and are looking for ways to get Maypole Dancing started in your school or community, this is the resource for you
Disability Arts International
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www.disabilityartsinternational.org builds on the UK’s reputation as a home to many unique disabled artists whose excellent work is being presented and celebrated around the world
Levelling Up
Research
A research study into what constitutes excellent and innovative practice in Cultural Leadership initiatives either targeted at or including disabled and d/Deaf emerging and mid-term leaders in the cultural industries sector.
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This latest resource from the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, published in partnership with IDEAS Institute and The Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, provides examples of how the arts in long-term care communities can play a key role in person-centered care by engaging older adults in the artistic process.
Magazine / Newsletter
Create is a new journal that aims to stimulate discussion about the true value of art and culture to our society.
Information Sheet / Publication
Putting fundraising campaigns at the heart of your organisation by Ben Park and Alexandra Shepherd. Insightful report from Spektrix to support not-for-profit arts organisations formulate plans to raise the money they need for their work.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
This new toolkit is a great help to cultural organisations looking to build their engagement with public service commissioners.
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Pavillion Dance South West (PDSW) is focussing on developing its creative and health work with older people. This video shows some of the work done by them and their partners in the UK and abroad.
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A free online resource to encourage more people to learn and teach folk related music, dance, drama and other arts has been launched by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
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This pioneering arts and health project uses dance and movement to bring relief to people living with Asthma, COPD and other long term conditions or chronic pain
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Stopgap Dance Company is excited to announce the launch of Replay on its Youtube channel giving aspiring disabled and non-disabled dancers the opportunity to try out its dance classes and Inclusive Yoga
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Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) promotes medical, scientific, and educational activities aimed at enhancing the treatment and training of dancers with the ultimate goal of improving dancers’ health, well-being, and performance. The Resource Papers on the Resouce Papers webpage, available at no charge, help support this mission
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Book / Article / Info Sheet
With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the dance profession as creative artists, teachers, and researchers, the authors translate extensive research and evidence-based practice in order to present the principles of safe practice that are essential to any dance experience
Dance, Teaching and Learning: Shaping Practice - 2nd Edition Cover
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Especially produced for dance practitioners working in the informal sector with children and young people, and of particular significance to DDTAL candidates.
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Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
This info sheet aims to provide an overview of risk assessments for community dance practitioners
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Website
Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help to encourage and enable people to participate, and play a more active part, in society. This guide provides information on how to organise such events
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a qualitative study to develop a thematic framework for understanding the relationship between health and the arts
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DisabledGo are the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK, featuring over 120,000 places of interest. Every single venue featured has been visited in person by one of our own specialist surveyors
Research
This is the final report of the Arts in Health Evaluation Programme funded by the King's Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Using a global approach, this engaging collection of twenty-two original essays considers the history, evolution and universality of dance
Research
The DA21 report containing edited transcripts from the DA21 conference on Disability Arts and Culture in the 21st Century.
Magazine / Newsletter
The official quarterly publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Disability and Contemporary Performance explores the relationship between contemporary performance practice and disability, and investigates the ways in which disabled performers challenge, change and work with existing stereotypes through their work
Research
The final report of the Arts in Health Evaluation Programme funded by the King's Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Mencap has published a series of practical introductory guides to running arts projects for people with a learning disability
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Case studies of Australian arts organisations that have worked to improve access in the arts by people with disabilities.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A new book from Paddy Masefield, OBE, MA: award winning playwright, director and arts consultant and leading representative of the struggle for disability rights in the arts.
Website
Website for learning disability arts by Mencap
Magazine / Newsletter
Children in Europe, a joint publication by a network of magazines from eight countries in Europe
CD / DVD
A New Educational CD from English Folk Dance and Song Society designed primarily for Disability education
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Published by Arts & Disability Ireland and produced in partnership with Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, this international publication explores Disability and Deaf arts and culture in an Irish context
Research
In April 2005 Arts Council England South West and the South West Arts and Health Forum commissioned independent Arts Consultant Ruth Hecht to undertake an audit and analysis of Arts and Health activity in the South West
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Mencap's arts strategy
Research
Report on European Forum for the Arts and Heritage's Annual Conference in Helsinki 2006
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Produced by the Department of Health and Arts Council England, 2007
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A collection of essays by dancers working in health settings
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This Information Sheet aims to provide user-friendly information about the DDA
SOFII has been set up to provide fundraisers everywhere with a comprehensive, easily accessible archive of the best fundraising creativity from around the world.
Voluntary Arts Ireland has published a new report outlining the positive creative contributions made by older people
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A specialist charity which provides healthcare services for students or professionals in Performing Arts
Creative Careers is a website aimed at creative practitioners based in Ireland and features jobs, training and advice
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Debate on the progress made in the provision of arts in health since the Department of Health’s published its prospectus in 2007
Research
Report from the arts and health projects from Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008
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The website of the official London 2012 education programme for schools, college and local authority education providers across the UK
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A guidance document on promoting and developing successful arts and health projects.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This Action Plan describes collaborative action between the Welsh Assembly Government and Arts Council of Wales to benefit and enhance the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales through arts and creativity.
Website
Check out the East Midlands Dance Artist Directory! Recently collated information on dance artists and practitioners working in the region created a directory in order to support employment opportunities
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
The latest edition of 'Curated Space', accessible via Arts & Disability Ireland's (ADI) website offers a selection of essays taken from 'Face On - Disability Arts in Ireland and Beyond'
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
As a practitioner it is vitally important that we see evaluation and impact assessment as part of the work we carry out. Due to recent budget cuts evaluating the impact of the work we produce has become more important, to help all arts in health practitioners the accessible guide in 'Measuring impact in health improvement has been released and is available to view below
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
This review brings together a range of research that provides the quantitative evidence of the health and wellbeing benefits of dance
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Book by Jill Hayes with Sarah Povey, providing a creative map of care to enable people with dementia to develop their creative skills.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The strategy has been developed by Big Difference Company in partnership with Derbyshire Community Health Services, Leicester City Primary Care NHS Trust & Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The work has also been supported by Managers in Partnership.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A speech given by Ken Bartlett, Creative Director of the Foundation for Community Dance at the Health and Well-Being Through Dance Seminar, Swindon Dance, 15th November 2010
Research
Report commissioned by BUPA into the importance of physical activity in older age, connected to the BUPA Global Challenge 2011 - Shall We Dance?
Book / Article / Info Sheet
John Killick and Claire Craig describe how people with dementia, and the people who work with and care for them, can foster and develop a creative approach, and provide rich and varied ideas for creative activities.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Edited by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early, this is a collection of interviews with twelve distinguished dancers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers
Website
Website containing links to articles from various medical research journals including those covering dance-related topics
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The Shape's My Games activity pack is full of fun resource to help you plan activities aimed at encouraging new ways of engaging with the Olympics, of looking at 'Art' and disability
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Disability Arts Online has reproduced Hassan Mahamdallie's essay 'Beyond Cultural Diversity: the case for creativity'. An essay from a Third Text publication, compiled and edited by Richard Appignanesi
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Publication from the Department of Health, February 2009
Magazine / Newsletter, Research
Essential reading for all who work with people with dementia
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Arts for Health publishes part 1 of Manifesto, a conversation on arts, health and society
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Restoring the Balance: the effect of arts participation on wellbeing and health is a collection of interviews conducted between May 2009 and July 2009
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
A project developed and delivered by Dancemind designed to enable those affected by dementia access to a weekly dance class
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Book / Article / Info Sheet
ADI is now proud to present Becoming a National Resource: ADI's Policy and Strategic Direction 2011-16 - their first policy and strategy document
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Public Health Outcomes Framework, setting out the desired outcomes for public health
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
Research paper by Renee Beard, College of the Holy Cross, USA
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The government has published the mental health implementation framework, which sets out what organisations can do to make the 6 high-level objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health a reality.
Amici DVD
CD / DVD
A written practical guide about Amici and their working methods with a foreword by Clement Crisp OBE, anecdotes from Wolfgang Stange. DVD narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley.
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Research
This BHFNC evidence briefing focuses on children and young people aged 5-18. It looks at the available research evidence for the benefits of physical activity for this age group.
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Book / Article / Info Sheet, CD / DVD
Stopgap publications enable them a further opportunity to share their expertise and provide practical resources based on their knowledge and experience
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Information Sheet / Publication, Research
A research report of the a mapping exercise done by the Foundation for Community Dance to establish the scale and range of community dance practice in England, published March 2002
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Research
The European Commission has announced a decline in cultural activity across the EU over the past five years with a “significant” decrease in the number of people actively involved in the arts
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Research conducted by a University Campus Suffolk (UCS) lecturer into the impact of dance on physiological health and wellbeing in young people has found that participating in dance workshops significantly reduces pressure and tension amongst young boys
Research
This paper presents outcomes and approaches used in the development, delivery and evaluation of a year-long dance/health research project involving older people with dementia attending a specialist care centre in Northamptonshire (UK)
Americans for the Arts
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Americans for the Arts have issued a comprehensive publication exploring the ways in which the arts can support current and ex-servicemen and women.
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Information Sheet / Publication
If you work alone on a regular basis, it is vital that you assess any risks with your line manager and identify any measures needed to ensure your personal safety
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Book / Article / Info Sheet
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills supported guidance on running high-quality internship programmes
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ArtWorks Navigator - a consortium of organisations concerned with participatory arts, including the Foundation for Community Dance - has published an updated bibliography that identifies and presents a range of publications and online resources for artists working in participatory settings
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing gives you an overview of the various ways you can measure the quality and impact of your activities, explains who might be interested in hearing about them, and provides guidance on how you can communicate this in ways they will understand
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing will explain the principles of using Facebook and the reasons your arts group may wish to do so
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Information Sheet / Publication
Community media enables arts groups to reach out to local people through radio, television and new technology
FCD Information Sheet
Information Sheet / Publication
Whatever your art or craft form, this briefing is designed to help you think through the process of hiring a freelance artist or facilitator
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing looks at effective ways to monitor your work, evaluate what you do, and share results...
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing describes how to go about managing health and safety in accordance with the rules and regulations, and how to go about putting a health and safety policy together
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing will explain your rights as a copyright owner, along with your responsibilities when using the copyright material of others
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing will look at what is meant by ‘risk’ to charities, what a charity needs to do and how it can develop a risk management system
Information Sheet / Publication, Magazine / Newsletter
The community dance magazine, published by the Foundation for Community Dance. Written largely by dance practitioners themselves, Animated reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond, encouraging debate, dialogue and reflection about current issues and community dance practice.
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Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing explains the nature of this type of company and considers its advantages and disadvantages in comparison with other organisation types
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing looks at ways you can plan for what happens if your prevention methods have failed, for whatever reason, or if something comes along that you couldn’t possibly have foreseen
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Information Sheet / Publication
Knowing and managing the flow and movement of cash is something that every organisation should be doing, regardless of size
FCD Purple logo
Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing sheet will explain how to plan a marketing campaign to get the most out of the money you spend promoting your activities
FCD Purple Logo
Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing looks at some alternatives to standard software, and some other tools that you might find useful
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing includes a simple checklist, which we think covers the most important issues surrounding disability for arts events
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Information Sheet / Publication
This information sheet offers some practical tips on how to welcome speakers of different languages to your voluntary arts group
FCD Purple Logo
Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing gives a basic introduction to the concept of social enterprise, offers examples of how it can work for you in an arts environment
FCD Purple Logo
Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing looks at the benefits of the CSR agenda for voluntary arts groups, and gives advice on how to sell the opportunities they have to offer to businesses of all sizes
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Information Sheet / Publication
This briefing will explain the features of YouTube and why your group may wish to use it
2013 Creativity and Wellbeing Week
Website
Theatre maker and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer deliverers the second annual lecture to open the 2013 Creativity and Wellbeing Week on the evening of 17 June
Rosemary Lee's Common Dance
CD / DVD
A double DVD exploring the interconnected themes and processes behind the making of Rosemary Lee's Common Dance. Includes full length recording of the performance, rehearsal footage and interviews
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Minimum payment guidelines for employers and freelance independent community dance artists
After you are two
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Based on visits to a wide range of projects funded by the Baring Foundation, our Arts Adviser Kate Organ has sought to distil what is important in working with older people and the significance it has for an artist's own practice.
Dance for PD at home dvd cover
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Dance for PD present their first DVD. Now you can join members of the original Dance for PD class in Brooklyn to enjoy a rigorous, innovative dance class that engages mind, body, and spirit.
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Diane Amans, leading practitioner in Community Dance, provides a clear and practical introduction to dance with older people. This accessible text combines discussions of key debates with useful guidance
CD / DVD, Website
A video summary of the Pathways to the Profession Symposium, which explored the issues inhibiting the inclusion of sensory and physically disabled people in the performing arts, organised by Scottish Dance Theatre is now available
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
Increasingly, young and unemployed people are turning to unpaid internships to gain career experience. Nick Branch, of Contact Law, gives advice for unpaid workers and employers in this web article from Creative Choices
Website
The Audience Agency is a new national organisation with a mission to inspire arts organisations to put audiences at the heart of their work
Website
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of your business. Taking time to assess your business is vital to success. Download a free self-evaluation framework tool
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following courses and resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their communication skills.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
These resources can help you gain a better understanding of how to communicate effectively with people in organisations.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop effective communication skills with people working in technical production.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
"Learning occurs when we take in information, think about it, make sense of it, and fit it in with what we already know. This may mean changing what we already know, or may confirm our previous knowledge." (DDTAL qualification document)
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following publications provide information to help you improve your writing skills in relation to a range of different applications:
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills in relation to safe and effective dance practice.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills in a range of areas realting to the NOS.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following course is offered on a regular basis by the Directory of Social Change. Contact the institution directly for further information.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following course is offered on a regular basis by the Directory of Social Change. Contact the institution directly for further information.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners increase their knowledge and skills in relation to data protection.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their skills in relation to presentations.
Website
Information on how to create a health and safety policy.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The following information has been identified to help with the development of resources relating to volunteers and volunteering.
Magazine / Newsletter
The Bulletin for Teachers is a new quarterly publication, for the worldwide dance education community, applying dance medicine/ science theory and research to practical problems in dance education, dance training and dance performance
Dance spinner is a choreographic tool and teaching-aid for dance-makers of all ages and abilities
CD / DVD
Interactive choreographic resource for dance students and teachers from YDance
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Slough Borough Council’s Community Arts team has published an updated toolkit for setting up and running community arts projects.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
'Just Add Water' is an e-book specifically designed to support the growth of Independent Dance Artists
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Practical information about planning as a way of taking command of a situation or project
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Information sheet for people working in the dance sector giving advice on making funding applications to public funding bodies.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Useful advice about meetings including some typical scenarios within the dance sector
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A handbook of essential information for teachers of all styles of dance working in all kinds of teaching situations
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This down-to-earth book is written for Primary and Secondary school teachers who are faced with teaching their students dance as part of the national curriculum, but who have no specialist dance training
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This information sheet is an example of how to budget what to involve in writing a budget for a production and a short tour
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
Report published by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International
Website
The tools you need to help your creative business plan, adapt and grow.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
Something Brilliant, a new online resource, contains ideas on running practical sessions with young people and vulnerable groups
Book / Article / Info Sheet, CD / DVD, Website
Hampshire County Council (HCC) have produced an inclusion resource pack is designed to assist people who work in out-of-school settings that provide activities for young people
Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Education Resouce Pack, 2007. Front Cover
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Evaluation Resource Pack has been written for frontline workers and volunteers in the voluntary sector to help with evaluating their work
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Revision of the Charter for the Older Dancer, originally drafted in 1997 by the Foundation for Community Dance in association with Fergus Early of Green Candle Dance Company.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Wednesday 18 July 2007, Stratford Circus, East London
Book / Article / Info Sheet
An exchange forum to explore the impact of dance and the care of those affected by dementia. For health professionals and researchers, care providers, arts organisers and independent dance artists.
Research
Evaluation by Julie Hanna of the Pancham Arts and Health Project delivered by Chaturangan in Liverpool in October and November 2011
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Sunday 29 March 2009, Tramway, Glasgow
Research
The Foundation for Community Dance was invited to give evidence to the inquiry into dance by the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on 11 May 2004
Research
Saturday 6 May 2006 De Montfort University, Leicester
Book / Article / Info Sheet
An outline of careers and routes in to Community Dance.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A definition of what it means to be engaged in community dance.
Research
The Foundation for Community Dance's response to the Review of Cultural Education commissioned by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Communications. May 2011.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Ken Bartlett explores the challenge to the western European tradition of who is and can be a dance artist.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Dance in a cold climate: Why I’m so optimistic about the future Ken Bartlett – October 2005 – International Conference, Huesca
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Ken Bartlett asks if we need to develop new methodological approaches for community dance to suit the needs of people and dance.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Ken Bartlett, Director of the Foundation for Community Dance, looked at the history of the Community Arts Movement.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Website
A General Principals of Adaptation document has been created by Candoco Dance Company and Big Dance to provide support for Dance leaders adapting choreography for Big Dance Week (7 - 15 July 2012) events, to make it accessible for dancers with different physicalities and capabilities
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Take Part is a distinctive approach to learning that enables people to make an active contribution to their communities and influence public policies and services.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
Research-based book arguing for the need to allow more dance-based creative practice to be included in educational environments
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A new guide to Internships in the Arts is providing advice on how to develop mutually beneficial employment opportunities, and sets out the legal obligations for arts and cultural organisations offering internships.
Research
A mapping study of Older People and Participatory Arts in the UK
Website
Dancer's Career Development (DCD) offer a wide range of advice and support services to help dancers make the transition from professional dancing to a new career. Visit their website now to find out how they can help you
Book / Article / Info Sheet
The Beth Johnson Foundation has published the results of a programme of young person led activity completed in 2011. The programme assessed the practical application of youth-led intergenerational initiatives in order to develop working guidelines for future initiatives. The full Report is available to download here
Website
Free audience development software for cultural organisations, easy to download and simple to use whether you promote events, festivals or exhibitions AudienceBase can help
The Language of Dance provides activities that are a fresh approach for children to explore dance. Using a combination of basic movement symbols and some elementary choreography, it enables children to generate their own ideas for dance and explore them in an environment that is both supportive and inspiring.
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
Why Dance? is an evidence based publication and web archive that serves as a tool to advocate for dance
Website, Book / Article / Info Sheet
Doing... dance is part of a series of guides produced by Mencap about running art projects alongside people with learning disabilities
Website
Networking and professional development website
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A comprehensive and accessible practice-based primer for students and practitioners of community arts, dance and theatre
New Work Network functions to create cross disciplinary arts networks
Website
This Government white paper sets out the principles for supporting the public to make healthier and more informed choices in regards to their health
Magazine / Newsletter
An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice
Book / Article / Info Sheet
An information sheet for disabled dance artists
Magazine / Newsletter
This networking service promotes community dance initiatives in Arizona, facilitated by the Office for Global Dance Research and Creative Partnerships located in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Dance.
Magazine / Newsletter
Monthly Canadian dance magazine in print and online
Website
An online guide to starting and developing a performing arts company
Website
Up-to-date information and signposting designed to answer the most common questions people have when setting up and running a voluntary arts group
CD / DVD
The Magic of Amici DVD is a special film celebrating 30 years of Amici
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Evidence submitted to the inquiry into dance by the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport
This book addresses an extensive range of contextual and practical elements associated with arts and disability, including making dance sessions inclusive, nonverbal communication, evaluation processes and disability legislation.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
In this book, Ruth Pethybridge combines creative guidance with the practical considerations associated with age inclusive practice. An excellent springboard from which to look at your own practice.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
This excellent resource combines the expertise of practitioner and author Miranda Tufnell with a rich collection of case studies from inspriring contributors, all leading practitioners in their fields.
Book / Article / Info Sheet
An essential practical guide to starting out in your professional practice and a useful resource for more experienced practitioners for brushing up on their knowledge and skills
Magazine / Newsletter
A resource for dance practitioners from JABADAO
CD / DVD, Book / Article / Info Sheet
A documentary of a three year creative learning programme at Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families funded by the Early Excellence Initiative
Website
Disability Arts Online (DAO) is the essential resource to help keep you up-to-date with discussion, thoughts and ideas within the Disabled arts and culture sector. The ideal location for disabled and deaf artists, performers, film-makers, writers and critics to talk about and share artistic practice
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Information sheet about using the arts to engage young people at risk
Book / Article / Info Sheet
New guidelines have been drawn up to help charities learn and benefit from unsuccessful grant applications, and help grant-makers to support unsuccessful applicants
Website
DanceWeb is an interactive directory for all UK dancing enthusiasts and most dance styles
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Research into Payscales in Dance was commissioned by Dance UK and the Foundation for Community Dance to find and present information that would help to empower individual dance practitioners to negotiate reasonable rates of pay for the work that they do as part of a wider drive to raise income levels across the sector
Website, Book / Article / Info Sheet, Research
Creative and Cultural Skills has launched Data Generator, an interactive service that provides access to up-to-date data about the creative and cultural sector
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Vocaleyes is a national audio description service which aims to provide access to the best in the arts
Book / Article / Info Sheet
Diane Amans pens new book on dance with older people and needs Foundation for Community Dance members help
Website
Promoting ethical practices in dance
Website
An online resource that brings together the websites of non-profit organisations and service providers internationally
Website
CreativePeople is a national network providing information, advice and guidance to support all those who work in arts and craft industries in making the most of their careers
Website
Article19 is an online independant, non-funded resource with editorial, interviews,news, listings, auditions,and 25fps streaming video.
Website
The website of the British Council Arts Group, describing the turn-of-century UK scene and providing a wealth of information
Book / Article / Info Sheet
A guide to dance training and career options