Inclusive Dance Cork: Call Out for Expressions of Interest

Inclusive Dance Cork is a pilot training programme open to dance and movement practitioners interested in learning inclusive dance methods. It is planned as a two-year training programme for professional artists, teachers of dance, and dance practitioners, inclusive of people with and without disabilities. The programme was initially conceived by Croí Glan and Dance Cork Firkin Crane, and is funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland through a donation by an anonymous donor. Inclusive Dance Cork’s partners are University College Cork, Suisha Arts: Cope Foundation and Cork ETB.

Training sessions are led by IDC Artistic Director Rhona Coughlan and expert tutors in the fields of dance, disabilities and facilitation. The programme includes; the history of inclusive dance, guidelines and best practice around working with people with disabilities, and skills in facilitation, improvisation, choreography, scoring, and creation.

Dates: IDC runs over eight 2-day blocks from September 2022 - May 2023, taking place mainly at Dance Cork Firkin Crane.

Accreditation & Application: Applications for the course officially open in August 2022. Learners can apply through the University College Cork to be eligible for Micro Credits from the university, or directly through Dance Cork Firkin Crane without a Micro Credit option. Inclusive Dance Cork is a free training programme.

To Register your Interest: If you are interested in joining IDC, or want to find out more about the course, please email IDC Project Coordinator Emer Casey at

To read the full spec, see HERE.