Dance Across the Generations
Dance Across the Generations is an inter-generational project that works with groups of primary children and takes them into senior community groups or care/nursing homes to dance together. The project aims to help stave loneliness in the older generation, which is a huge problem on the Isle of Skye with it being such a rural location.
The two groups meet weekly over a six week period and dance together in a range of styles and finish their meetings off with a cuppa and a biscuit to encourage the two groups to socialise together. The project has been a massive success and has worked with schools and homes/community groups across the island.
This project is funded by The Robertsons Trust.
Dance & Movement Classes for people living with Additional Support Needs
SkyeDance is proud to run a weekly inclusive dance class which works with young people aged between 7-19 and provides them with a safe space to explore creative movements and dance styles. In December 2019 SkyeDance delivered an ‘Inclusive Dance Festival’ which joined together groups from across Skye and Lochalsh including Kyleakin Connections, Tigh Na Drochaid and SkyeDance Inclusive Group. The festival was a huge success and each group danced together then performed a short routine they had been working on with Ailsa during their weekly class. The festival was finished off with an offering of homemade cakes and hot drinks. This was funded by The Robertsons Trust.
Outreach Dance Classes
Through funding from The Robertsons Trust SkyeDance runs weekly classes at rural primary schools across the island, these have included Raasay, Struan, Kilmuir and Knockbreck Primary School. It is a very important project run by SkyeDance as it allows young people living in very rural locations to explore their creativity through movement, which is often something they do not get the chance to do at small schools.