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. SkyeDance deliver annually an ‘Inclusive Dance Festival’ which joins together groups from across Skye and Lochalsh including Kyleakin Connections, Tigh Na Drochaid and SkyeDance Inclusive Group. The festival has proved to be a huge success in the past with each group dancing together and then performing a short routine they had been working on with Ailsa during their weekly class. The festival is finished off with an offering of homemade cakes and hot drinks.
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.
At SkyeDance we feel very passionate about creating a sense of community through our classes and projects which is why in March 2020 we began networking with different rural islands surrounding Skye. Due to lockdown we offered all of our classes online and taught young people from islands such as Eigg, Muck and Barra, both separately in their own classes and mixed in with our SkyeDance students classes. We now provide weekly dance sessions online to the islands of Eigg and Muck with the hope to visit sometime next year when the government guidelines allow us to.
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