icandance is a creative, therapeutic community that caters for the needs of children and young people and their families with lived experience of disabilities. We celebrate disabled children and young people, empowering them through dance and performance.
We work with children and young people aged 4 to 25 years old with complex learning, social, sensory and physical needs including those with complex medical needs. We focus on what a child can do, rather than what they cannot. Through intensive sessions tailored to the needs of each dancer, our trained team of therapists and disability specialists supports each child and young person to explore how their body moves and feels, enabling them to create connections and discover their potential.
The benefits of dance are universal, but they are especially powerful for young people with disabilities. Dance offers opportunities to experience the wonder of creativity, the freedom of expression and the joy of social connection. It improves physical fitness, develops gross motor skills, relieves stress and anxiety, and encourages imagination. Dance offers those with disabilities an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings without words, and helps them to build friendships, grow in confidence, and gain new skills.
At icandance, we believe dance can give young people with disabilities a voice.
As a registered charity a large proportion of our income comes from the generosity of others. Please consider making a one-off or regular donation here.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: