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   "Touchdown Dance has changed my body and my life."

Touchdown Dance, based in Manchester, works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally within communities and professional dance. Our renowned workshop provision has taken us to Poland, Germany, Australia, and the USA to involve people with a visual impairment in dance or to provide training for professionals. We have been referred to as world experts in the delivery of dance workshops with our specialist methods and processes using touch and sensory feedback techniques. These are effective for all dance settings as well as within health and education. For more on this check the workshop page for the range of settings and examples.

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Our main aim is to ensure access to opportunity and information in the dance world. Our work may be specifically about the inclusion of visually impaired people but our provision is open to both disabled and non-disabled people. Our objectives tie in with social inclusion policies, from the regional arts and national priorities right down to the needs of individual participants, whether in the workshops or the company. Our specialism is in the use of touch as a mirror in the learning process and the excavation of touch as a language of communication, with the intention to normalise the perception of touch and to reaffirm its potency in both learning and teaching practices

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