Now accepting expressions of interest for 2024
Inclusive Dance Cork* (IDC) is a training programme open to dance and movement practitioners interested in learning inclusive dance methods. Taking place monthly from January through July 2024, IDC is geared towards enthusiastic dancers with and without disabilities including dance practitioners, teachers, and professional artists.
The programme was initially conceived by Yvonne Coughlan, chairperson of Dance Cork Firkin Crane, and other partners including Suisha Inclusive Arts – Cope Foundation. Inclusive Dance Cork’s current partners are University College Cork, Cork Education and Training Board, Suisha Inclusive Arts – Cope Foundation, the Community Foundation for Ireland, and Dance Cork Firkin Crane.
*Originally titled Integrated Dance Cork, the use of Inclusive in the programme name was introduced in July 2022, as a more appropriate and contemporary term.
There are two overall modules: Introduction to Inclusive Dance: Steps Toward Choreography and Introduction to Inclusive Dance: Improvisation as a Method for Inclusion, which will run concurrently throughout the year of the programme. Sessions are led by IDC Artistic Director Rhona Coughlan and expert tutors in the fields of dance, disabilities and facilitation.
Training covered in the programme includes: an introduction to inclusive dance, guidelines and best practice around working with people with disabilities and skills in facilitation, improvisation, choreography, collaboration, and creation.
IDC runs over seven 2-day blocks and one 5-day intensive from January to July 2024, taking place at Dance Cork Firkin Crane.
– Sunday 14th and Monday 15th January, 10am-6pm
– Sunday 18th and Monday 19th February, 10am-6pm
– Sunday 10th and Monday 11th March, 10am-6pm
– Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, and Thursday 14th March, 10am-5pm
– Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April, 10am-6pm
– Sunday 19th and Monday 20th May, 10am-6pm
– June – TBD
– July – TBD
Accreditation & Application
Applications for the course officially open in late November/early December.
Learners who apply for Inclusive Dance Cork through the University College Cork are eligible for Micro Credits from the university.
You may also apply directly to the course through Dance Cork Firkin Crane without a Micro Credit option.
Inclusive Dance Cork is free for participants for the academic year thanks to our sponsors.
To Register your Interest
If you are interested in joining IDC or would like further information about the course, please email IDC Project Coordinator Kaylie Streit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image credit: Marcin Lewandowski.