Jolt dancers Michael Krammer and Josie Noble show their moves in the Move tutor training and community dance programme.

The Move Tutor Training Scheme has been running for four years and the IHC Foundation has been delighted to support this innovative programme since it began.

Move provides a pathway for people with disabilities to become leaders in dance disability. The programme supports trainees to confidently plan and lead a 45 minute class by
challenging them to make independent decisions and be creative.

Recently Move has extended the classes to include sessions with mainstream teachers, dancers, aides and coordinators.

Integrating the sessions into the Move scheme allowed the trainees to work alongside mainstream teachers, dancers, aides and coordinators. In turn the participants from the mainstream were able to engage and learn in a diverse environment.

The integration of Move into the mainstream community challenges perspectives about disability and has promoted the growth of dance in the disability community.