Disability Dance Classes in the Vale of Glamorgan

Our unique Local Motion Dance sessions cater for children, young people and vulnerable adults with disabilities in our community.

The sessions combine movement and Dance based activities to music to encourage agility, balance and co-ordination.   Combining simple dance routines along with the use of equipment including ribbons, scarves, pom poms and parachutes, the fun routines and activities are designed so that everyone can join in and have a good time.

They are also given a chance to perform in front of audiences which increase their confidence and self esteem as well as increasing their social skills by meeting new friends.

These sessions also enhance the lives of family, friends and carers and help promote a positive outlook towards those with a disability as well as develop an appreciation for their creative pieces of work.

Nurturing Expression
This 45 min session is specially designed for children aged 5-11yrs with disabilities. This class focuses upon creative and expressive methods of dance using improvisation, role-play and props. The highly qualified teaching staff work on developing each individuals skills whilst helping to expand their movement skills and social, emotional and behavioural development. This group creates their own movement phrases that are performed at our concerts and local showcases.
Let's Make Magic
This group of disability dancers are aged 12-25yrs who have a passion to dance and perform. They choreograph lovely pieces of creative contemporary dance with the help from their professional tutors that is showcased at local, regional and national events throughout the year.
Chance 2 Dance
Our Adults dance sessions are specialised and suitable for everyone including wheelchair users and those with little mobility. Carers stay at the community sessions and are encouraged to join in with the classes if they want to! They allow them to express themselves through movement whilst engaging in new social circles and increasing their confidence and well being.

Making A Difference!

Our weekly classes enhance fitness and physical participation, help reduce social isolation and develop new skills that will broaden their horizons, whilst allowing them to express themselves through movement.

Our classes hold the Disability Sport Wales Bronze INSPORT badge for inclusivity and good practice.

Thankful Thoughts

  • The child I work with absolutely loves her weekly dance classes , its given her confidence in making friends and a the ability to express her creativeness in a nurturing atmosphere.  She is now more confident and is revelling in stage performances.  It's fantastic to see her confidence soaring being part of a team.
    My son since attending breakdance classes has gained so much confidence in himself. He says the teachers and his new friends are cool and he loves it.

    Jo Barbato Carer & Parent
  • I have linked with Motion Control Dance for over 7 years and they have been providing excellent Disability Dance Sessions as well as inclusive opportunities. The instructors have a huge amount of experience when it comes to providing dance activities for people with impairments. They include everyone and they concentrate on a persons ability rather than disability. The instructors tailor dance moves to suit each individual, this helps create a superb inclusive atmosphere where all the participants thrive. Motion Control Dance also give lots of opportunities for people to perform live in front of audiences in a number of different venues. This is brilliant as it gives people the opportunity to become more confident when it comes to performing. I highly recommend Motion Control Dance and will continue to work with them on a long term basis.

    Simon Jones Disability Sport Wales Development Officer Vale of Glamorgan
  • Motion Control Dance classes for children with special needs are inspirational. My daughter would NEVER take part in her school performances but with MCD's help she is confident enough to perform on stage in front of 100s of people now! The work the tutors do doesn't just make young people into dancers, it's a great boost for their self-esteem and a fantastic way of helping them develop their social skills. Tonight was a lovely end to the term; the dancers were all superb. So proud of my Local Motion daughter who has been using the phrase "I am a dancer" a LOT today - and tonight she proved that yep, she really is a dancer!

    Philippa Williams Parent
  • Emma and her fantastic team of tutors teach the children on the same level no matter what their ability so my daughter has always felt valued and on a par with people who have the same difficulties she does and she really can be herself. I thank Motion Control Dance and the team of staff for helping me raise my child in a nurturing, accepting environment.

    Jo Williams Parent
  • My son's confidence has rocketed after joining his disability class. He has the time of his life and loves performing at the various shows put on. The staff are fantastic with him.

    Lisa Harrhy Parent

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