Dance Includes conference 2015


How diverse is our work?

We’re delighted to be able to announce the programme for Dance Includes, a one-day conference for the whole dance industry, and for anyone else who’s interested…

This mixture of practical workshops, talks, discussions and performances will challenge us all to ask what ‘diversity’ really means in dance, and whether we’re doing all we could to enshrine it at the heart of our practice.

Wed 28 Oct 2015
Horizon Community College, Dodworth Road, S70 6PD

Box office 0113 243 8765
or book securely online here

  • £50 if you represent an organisation
    (select the Full Price option when booking online)
  • £25 if you’re a freelancer
    (select the Concession Price option when booking online)
  • £20 if you’re a student
    (select the Student Price option when booking online)

Once you’ve made your booking, we will send you by e-mail a form to complete, indicating which morning and afternoon sessions you would like to attend, and if you have any dietary or access requirements.

If you would like to discuss access or support needs, contact Hannah Robertshaw at Yorkshire Dance, or 0113 243 9867.

For complete details of all the sessions, speakers and performances listed below, visit the Dance Includes page.

Speakers include:

  • Gary Clarke
  • Dr Richard Coaten
  • Clara Giraud
  • Lucy Haighton
  • Wendy Houstoun
  • Abid Hussain (Arts Council England)
  • Vicki Igbokwe (Uchenna Dance)
  • Rita Marcalo & Sophie Atkinson (Instant Dissidence)
  • Nisha Lall
  • Anne O’Connor & Anna Daly (Primed for Life)
  • Devika Rao
  • SAA-uk
  • Luca Silvestrini (Protein Dance)
  • TIN Arts
  • Jenny Wilson, Irregular Arts

Sessions include:

  • Creating Dance with an Intergenerational cast
  • Dancing Cultures
  • Advocating for the Youngest Movers
  • Dancing with New Communities
  • New Approaches to Dementia Care Through Dance
  • Exploring the Potential of Young Disabled Artists
  • Project Concept and Design for Intergenerational Dance
  • Exploring Approaches to Early Years Movement and Dance
  • Cultural Fusion

Performances include:

  • Street Kingz
  • Devika Rao
  • Braena
  • and a screening of Irregular Arts’ film 75 Dorothys

For complete details of all these sessions, speakers and performances, visit the Dance Includes page.


Yorkshire Dance held its third annual conference, Dance Visions, in York in November 2014.

The conferences bring together people from around the Yorkshire region and beyond who work with dance in a range of contexts – health and wellbeing, sport, education, community, children and young people, regeneration and the arts – for engaging and essential discussion on the issues facing dance for children and young people.

Find out more about the last three conferences here:

2014 – Dance Visions (York)
2013 – Dance Insights (Doncaster)
2012 – Dance Journeys (Leeds)