Inclusive dance is coming to Darlington



IncluDANCE is an inclusive dance group for young people aged 11 – 18 living in and around Darlington. To launch the group there will be some FREE taster classes happening in the lead up to Christmas and from January the class will meet each week on a Monday evening.


The dance group will be led by local dancer Debbie Waistell and her company The D Project. IncluDANCE is open to all and Debbie is specifically keen to attract young people with a disability who wish to dance.


Debbie said ‘The ‘dance style’ will be Contemporary and focus on creating original movement and allowing each person to bring their own way of moving and creating to the group’ she went onto say that ‘the class will provide a creative space for young people to dance and build confidence in a supportive environment’


All sessions will be held at the Forum Music Centre based in Darlington Town Centre. The group is part of the project that specifically promotes inclusive dance opportunities for young people across Tees Valley.


Jean Lordon of Tees Valley Sport said of the project “We are so pleased to be supporting this inclusive dance opportunity in Darlington – it’s wonderful to see young people coming together and having access to high quality regular out-of-school dance activities and hopefully inspiring a passion for dance for life.”


Before Christmas there are some FREE ‘have a go’ taster sessions and anybody interested in joining the group is invited to come and try.



Mondays: 26th Nov, 3rd Dec, 10th Dec.

18:00—19:00 @ The Forum Music Centre.

To register your interest in the taster sessions and IncluDANCE please contact Debbie Waistell: / 07851 235807


From January 2019 IncluDANCE will meet regularly at The Forum Music Centre on Borough Road in Darlington on a Monday evening from 18:00—19:00.