The aim of the project is to improve the skills of the partners in developing training courses on dance as a tool for social inclusion. Through both practical and theoretical dance training, it is intended to create an innovative model of dialogue and encounter between people from different cultures.
The project activity consists mainly of a theoretical and practical training course on dance as a bridge of dialogue between different cultures. The theoretical course will take place in Ireland and will address the history and culture of dance as a tool for social inclusion, with particular reference to the history of lindy hop. The activity will be a 5-day practical, beginners’ course in Italy involving partners and Indian communities in dance classes
The project intends to provide two training courses on the practice of dance as a tool for social inclusion: a theoretical one in which 6 people will be involved, and a practical one in which the Indian community of Terracina (RM) will be involved.
Furthermore, an e-learning will be produced, available online on the partners’ websites, which will allow all interested users to download training material on the history of dance as a practice of encounter and dialogue between different cultures
The Dance 4 Inclusion project promotes integration through dance, focusing on Lindy Hop.
Of all of the swing dances, Lindy Hop is probably the most famous. Lindy Hop is a partner dance of African-American origin that emerged in Harlem, New York, towards the end of the 1920s.
It combined the movements of African dances with the structure of European dances. This phenomenon transversed racial barriers and bears incredible historical significance. During the golden era of swing, Lindy Hop was a huge phenomenon and played an important role in American racial integration.
The Dance 4 Inclusion E-Learning Compendium provides best practice advice on curating and maximising your own dance workshops and events to promote inclusion. It explores Lindy Hop dance and jazz culture’s impact on integration. It is a result of the Erasmus+ project Dance 4 Inclusion, brought to you by Retro Festival and Teach Solais Community Development.