Trip to Westminster to meet with the Minister for Education

Louise from GDance and associate artist Suzie Birchwood recently attended a meeting with Nick Gibb, the Minister for Education in Westminster to discuss accessibility within ballet.  

12 organisations came to the table to discuss how we can make change! Some of these names included:

Sue Wilkinson – afPE
Christopher Bannerman – ISTD
Sue Passmore – ISTD
Louise Brown - GDance
Suzie Birchwood - GDance
Pippa Cobbing – Royal School of Ballet
Paul Russ – Dance4 (Nottingham CAT)
Anthony Baker – Dance City
Veronica Jobbins – Trinity Laban
Stine Nilsen - Candoco
Glyndwr Jones – CDET
Rachael Meech – CDET
Dr Andrew McBirnie – Royal Academy of Dance
Seb Ross – AQA
Sue Barnbrook – AQA
Julie Swan – Ofqual

There are exciting things to come…. Another meeting is scheduled for February 2016, watch this space for more information!

Riding High with GDance’s Community Dance Company!