The following organisations provide information and support for both access providers and students with special needs.Training Students with Disabilities
Dance is a continuously evolving art form that includes ground-breaking work by disabled performers. With disability legislation firmly in place, pre-vocational schools, vocational schools, state schools and universities have active admissions policies that ensure students with special needs receive training that is relevant both to their needs and those of the industry. You can visit www.equalityhumanrights.com for further information on disability legislation and rights.Vocational Training for Students with Disabilities
When you have decided on the school(s)/course(s) to which you want to apply, contact the admissions office to discuss your needs before submitting your application. Tell the school of any special requirements you have so that it may offer accurate guidance; this will help during the audition/interview process as well as the training. Additionally, if you intend to train at a school away from home, it is important to discuss any access needs you may have in relation to domestic accommodation and transportation.
An increasing number of inclusive courses are also offered by disability-specific and integrated dance companies. These courses range from part-time classes, to workshops, to full-time performing arts and access programmes in Further and Higher Education.Companies
The following companies specialise in integrated work. Visit the websites below for up to date information:
Your National Dance Agency will have information on integrated workshops and initiatives in your area. See our Links page for details of your National or Regional Dance Agency.
The organisations listed below work at local and/or regional levels engaging disabled people in arts activity and supporting disabled artists working across all art forms.Other Useful Organisations
Below are a list of other organisations that can provide information and advice for (disabled) students that wish to undertake vocational training.