SID - Shropshire Inclusive Dance

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Ray Jacobs and Rachel Liggitt established Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SiD) in 2012.

SiD is comprised of independent movement artists committed to inclusive dance practice. As a collective, we wish for Shropshire to be a place where dance can thrive and where expertise, ideas, resources and the joy of moving together can be shared.

To date we have delivered a number of creatively driven and inspired projects. Just a small example include; a flash mob in Shrewsbury Square involving people of all ages and abilities; a family project 'Dancing Together At Last'; and most recently, 'An Open Sky', performed by Contact dance at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester.

Contact dance is open to disabled and non-disabled people. The group meets weekly to develop dance skills and share our enjoyment of dance. We also make and perform work emerging from specific projects; working intensely over a pre-defined period of time.

SiD also works in partnership to design tailored training packages and dance projects; and related services that specifically address people's needs and aspirations. We have recently been successful in a bid to deliver dance to disabled children and young people through The Short Breaks programme in Telford and Wrekin.

Core members of SiD (Ray Jacobs, Rachel Liggitt and Anna Belyavin) have rich, varied and thriving careers as artists and educators within their own right. SiD enables members and participants to collaborate, support one another and dance together.


New dance class!

Creative Movers - a regular dance class for people with learning disabilities.

At The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury.


10am until 12pm.

Booking is essential: The Gateway Centre on 01743 355159/361120.

Course begins on Thursday 29th September for 10 weeks, 10am until 12pm (Pre booking is essential please enrol at The Gateway) 

Cost: £50 for a 10 week course.

For further information about the dance course please contact Rachel Liggitt at Shropshire Inclusive Dance on 01743 368981.

This weekly creative session adopts a person-centered approach to dance, using music and props to assist. Working individually, in small groups or as a whole class, participants have the opportunity to explore dance in a safe and supportive environment. The emphasis is on sharing and having fun!

You will be given the freedom to learn, experience, explore and create movement together. Two of our experienced staff at Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SiD) will guide every individual in developing their creative skill. Open to adults with learning disabilities of all ages who are new to dance and new to Contact Dance Company, carers, support staff and family!

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