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What We offer



Parable Dance provides workshops for disabled children, young people and adults on a project basis for schools, colleges, day centers and other organizations.  

Workshops are tailored to suit the needs of each group we meet.  

Workshops are taught with an emphasis on ability not disability. Participants are encouraged to share their creative ideas working together as a supportive group encouraging; self-awareness, cooperation, confidence and communication skills. 

Workshops are taught by the Artistic Director.   

If you have links with other schools or organizations, you may wish to split the cost of your booking by arranging a collaborative project. 

If you book a series of workshops, you may choose to focus on a performance, the aim being to share the work with an audience on the final session. Arrangements can also be made for a DVD or professional photos of your project or performance to be made. 

Book for a full day @ $350* or contact us to discuss hourly and half day rates.  

*Costs are for workshops based in Westchester County, NY and NYC. Quotes may be arranged for locations further afield. Administration fees may also be added based on the length of the project and quantity of written feedback/ report writing required. 

To discuss a quote for workshops please contact us.

My sincere thanks for your professional and creative support for what was both a very enjoyable and uplifting project/performance for students and audience alike.
Adrian Carver, Executive Headteacher – Downsview Link College, Brighton
I enjoyed my move, I enjoyed the team
Imran, workshop participant
I like dancing with all body the sensory room and I like to work with everybody and I like doing the hot pancake move
Rebecca, workshop participant

Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes

Parable Dance will run weekly dance classes for people with learning disabilities.

If you would like more information or want to let us know of an individual or group interested in taking part, please email:



At Parable Dance we strongly believe in the importance of community, support, and collaboration. We have created two different networks to help connect people from around the UK and beyond: Cuppa Catch Ups and The Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers. See below for more information!

Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers (NEID)
For UK-based dancers, but if you are interested in seeing what goes on, please contact us to find out how to join!

Are you interested in inclusive dance but not sure where to start? Do you need support and signposting to opportunities? Do you want to connect with others interested in this area of work? Join the Network for Emerging Inclusive Dancers (NEID). It is FREE to join, and includes presentations from established inclusive dance artists from around the UK. NEID is best suited for dancers in England, but we welcome those from throughout the UK. NEID was made possible using public funding by Arts Council England. Click here to find out how to join!

Cuppa Catch Ups

Our intention for starting this meet up is to stay connected, share opportunities and feel less isolated even as we come out of the pandemic. The Cuppa Catch Ups are open structure for people to share things, but we welcome all to contribute specific issues or themes for the chats. This is an informal meeting. There will be no formal presentations, it is just a chance to discuss what has been going on and what will be going on in the UK and beyond. If you would like to join our Cuppas, please email

Inclusive Training


We offer training to support others to develop their skills of inclusive dance practice in the following ways:  

  • Continued Professional Development for a group of dance professionals, university students or school teachers. This can span anywhere from 2 hours to a day.
  • Mentoring for individuals. This may involve one to one meetings, team teaching and observations. 
  • Consultancy, addressing inclusion in many aspects of the workplace including: access to buildings and services, policies, recruitment and staff communication. 

To discuss a quote for training or consultancy please contact us.

Parable Dance deliver inspiring CPD sessions for professionals at all stages of their careers and practice. No matter how long you have worked in inclusive dance and the arts you leave the sessions feeling; inspired, affirmed and supported. I thoroughly recommend Parable sessions to anyone interested in developing their inclusive practice.
David Nurse, Co-founder and Artistic Director 'adhoc dance', Associate Choreographer Essex Dance Theatre and freelance inclusive arts facilitator
A unique and accessible approach to dance.
Ariane Hadjilias, Director, Different Planet Arts
I think this was the best SEND training we’ve had so far
Step Into Dance freelancer