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Connect 35

Empowering people with learning disabilities.

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Connect 35

Empowering people with learning disabilities.

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What is Connect 35?

Connect 35 is an online dance opportunity that you can be part of. Using the number 35 as inspiration, we would like you to make, film and share your own dances. You don’t need any previous dance experience and we want people of all ages and abilities to give it a go!

Open to people with and without disabilities from all over the UK and beyond, Connect 35 is set to break even more barriers to dance. Can you help us connect with people in 35 different countries?

Magpie Dance’s unique methodology empowers everyone to take part and achieve. Driven by our Artistic Director, Alison Ferrao, and our current artistic theme of “eMotion – when dance and technology collide”, the team have been working hard on new ways to reach and engage a wider audience. Sharing our dancers’ achievements, progress, joy and love of dance is really important to us; hence Connect 35 was born.

In a range of 35th anniversary celebrations, Magpie Dance launch Connect 35, an online ‘take part’ dance project. Want to share your video? Scroll down to see our dancers in action and see more info on how to upload your own dance!

Who is Magpie Dance?

Magpie Dance is the leading dance charity for children and adults with learning disabilities. Through dance, participants gain life, social and communication skills with added health and wellbeing benefits.  We believe in a world where a learning disability is not a barrier to personal and artistic success.

Founded in 1985 by Avril Hitman BEM, Magpie Dance has always focused on ability and not disability. 35 years on, this remains vital to our values and approach, which has seen the company grow from one 45-minute weekly session to currently offering over 20 programmes each year enabling over 450 people with learning disabilities to access dance.

To find out more about Magpie Dance, visit magpiedance.org.uk

Connect 35 Videos

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Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Community Session (Wednesday)

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Magpie Dance Video #2

Magpie Dance Video #2

Magpie Youth (Saturday)

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Magpie Dance Video #3

Magpie Dance Video #3

Magpie Youth Technique tutorial

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Magpie Dance Video #4

Magpie Dance Video #4

Magpie Minis and Juniors (Tuesday)

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Magpie Dance Video #5

Magpie Dance Video #5

Magpie Community Session (Thursday)

Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Community Session (Wednesday)

Connect 35 Videos

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Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Dance Video #1

Magpie Community Session (Wednesday)

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Magpie Dance Video #2

Magpie Dance Video #2

Magpie Youth (Saturday)

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Magpie Dance Video #3

Magpie Dance Video #3

Magpie Youth Technique tutorial

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Magpie Dance Video #4

Magpie Dance Video #4

Magpie Minis and Juniors (Tuesday)

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Magpie Dance Video #5

Magpie Dance Video #5

Magpie Community Session (Thursday)

Log on, join in, dance!

Every month this year we will be sharing a new video from each of our weekly sessions. We want you to join in! Tell all your friends and family about the project, then film and upload your own dances inspired by the number 35. Help us make Connect 35 reach the UK and beyond!

Upload your video