Acknowledging the enormous contribution that Australia's first people have made to this country, Dancenorth’s vision is to foster a sustainable and progressive platform for sharing Indigenous stories and facilitating inclusive engagement. Creating respectful relationships and opportunities that actively contribute to reconciliation is key to this vision. Imprint is a stimulating program aiming to accurately reflect and support Indigenous people’s place within contemporary society.
Engaging with young people through art has countless benefits for both individuals and the broader community. Through ‘Jolt’, youth project participants will gain experience via direct interaction with professional artists, as they work collaboratively on the creation of high quality community art projects. By nurturing creativity and freedom of expression Jolt is designed to inspire participants to explore, expand and share, their unique creative voice. Through long-term, meaningful engagement Dancenorth is dedicated to creating positive social change by empowering the lives of young people through art.
Dancenorth has a social responsibility to maintain connection and provide opportunities to people with disability. In keeping with our inclusive Company philosophy Merge ensures that all individuals have equal opportunity to participate effectively in programs, workshops and performances within the Community.
The Dancenorth Disability Action Plan, being developed in conjunction with Access2Arts, details the Company’s aim to provide an inclusive School of Arts Community Access Centre where people of all abilities can attend Open Classes, secondments and events of their choice in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The focus of the plan is on the removal, where possible of disability discrimination from the Company’s provision of its goods, services and facilities - looking at the ability first, before the disability. The plan will be completed within the first quarter of 2016.
‘Vast’ utilises dance and movement to ensure participants feel welcome, safe and supported. Unbound by the limits of language dance provides myriad access points for creative exploration regardless of race, religion, culture and custom. Operating as an inclusive program the emphasis of Vast is people, connecting to people in a bid to enhance cultural understanding through social interaction and consequently encourage smooth transitions into the community.
Dance Unlimited \\
Do you know a young person with disability who loves to dance? Well, they're in luck!
'Dance Unlimited', a fresh engaging collaboration between CPL, Access Arts and Townsville's iconic Dancenorth, is raring to go!
'Dance Unlimited' is a trail blazing, Townsville-based program, created to help young people with disability move, shimmy and dance on down, while building mobility skills and self assurance through dance.
10 week pilot program beginning Wednesday 1 March 2017.
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