Northern Ballet (UK), Misiconi Dance Company (Netherlands) and Psico Ballet Maite León Foundation (Spain) have developed a free online toolkit for teaching dancers with additional learning support needs that enables them to fulfil their potential, and is underpinned by safe practice. Funded by Erasmus+ with scientific guidance from the University of Edinburgh, the SHIFT Dance toolkit is the culmination of an 18-month research and development project.
The SHIFT Dance toolkit has been launched to share the practices developed during the project more widely whilst raising the profile and skills of dancers with additional learning support needs across Europe. Available in English, Dutch and Spanish, the toolkit is free to access for all but will be particularly useful for dance practitioners at community, educational and professional level. It can be accessed at the SHIFT Dance website.