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All Dance

All Dance was originally part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations in Derbyshire in 2012, inviting disabled people to dance and it was launched to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London. 
Particpants from All Dance 2012 - Buxton

Dance artists worked with people from disability groups across Derbyshire creating dance pieces in just eight weeks. These dances were performed at Derbyshire’s first county-wide disability dance platform, a Day of Dance in November 2012 at the Donut Creative Arts Studios (DCAS) in Chesterfield.  
Made_in_Derbyshire 100sqDerbyshire County Council continued this work as part of the Made in Derbyshire 2015 programme, which celebrated the people, places and products of Derbyshire.  The Council also wished to use this year as a pilot project, providing evidence that would help them to seek funding for further dance work.  
All Dance 2015
The following groups took part in the project:

  • High Peak: Buxton & Leek College 
  • North East Derbyshire: Action for Children 
  • Chesterfield: Fairplay 
  • Derbyshire Dales: Enable  - Golding Grange 
  • Amber Valley: Whitemoor Day Centre 
  • Bolsover: Enable Resource Centre - Tibshelf 
  • Erewash: Outlook Centre 
  • South Derbyshire: Leonard Cheshire, Newlands House 

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Each Dance Artist worked with the community group to create a dance piece unique to each group and their Dance Artist. They worked towards a performance and sharing event in November 2015. There was a performance event for groups in the north of the county and one for groups based in the south of the county, where friends and family were able to see the finished dance pieces. 

Derbyshire County Council has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to continue the All Dance project for another two years, in 2017 and 2018.

Contact All Dance
If you wish to get in touch with All Dance, please email the Creative Producer, Clare Limb on with “All Dance” in the subject line.


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