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Nov 21

New Dance and Disabilities Classes for South Lincolnshire

The first of four new dance and disabilities class for young people to start in Spalding and North Hykeham.


Transported is working in partnership with artsNK to create Inclusive Dance, a new programme that will increase the number of dance opportunities for disabled young people in Lincolnshire.

Four new community dance groups will be established over two years in Spalding, North Hykeham, Boston and Lincoln, with classes beginning at Castle Sports Complex, Spalding and at One NK, North Hykeham from the first week of October.

The groups will be for young people with disabilities aged 8– 18, providing a safe environment for them to socialise, form friendships and be creative. The programme aims to enable disabled young people to feel more empowered within their communities and enjoy an increased level of wellbeing. The project will also work to create a platform for these dance groups to be part of a national dance programme.


Funded by Lincolnshire County Council’s Short Breaks scheme, Transported and ArtsNK, the organisers aspire for the groups to be sustainable by March 2018.

Amy Dalton, Head of Dance Development at artsNK said: “artsNK and Transported are very excited about introducing a new dance and disability programme for young people. We are fortunate to have received funding from Lincolnshire County Council’s Short Breaks scheme; allowing us to set up brand new inclusive dance classes for those with additional needs in the local area. Set to be fun filled and a time out for parents/carers; with funky music and lots of laughter, why not give these classes a try?”

Inclusive Dance classes will begin from 3rd October and cost £2 per session. The classes will take place on Mondays from 6pm-7.30pm at the Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, PE11 2AJ and on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm at One NK, North Hykeham, LN6 9AX.

For more information about the project, contact Lauren Williams on Lauren.Williams@litc.org.uk or 07747 271824.

To find out more about the Transported project and to sign up for updates, visit our website at www.transportedart.com, or call the office on 01406 701006. We are also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/transportedart) and Twitter (@TransportedArt).

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