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Local Motion

Disability Dance Classes In The Vale Of Glamorgan

We believe that everyone has a right to express themselves through movement. We have specially designed dance sessions for children, young people and adults with additional learning needs within our Local Motion Dance program.

Our unique Local Motion Dance sessions cater for children, young people and vulnerable adults with disabilities in our community. The weekly sessions combine movement and dance based activities to music to encourage agility, balance and co-ordination.   Combining simple dance routines with with the use of equipment including ribbons, scarves, pom poms and parachutes.  These result in fun routines and activities which are designed so that everyone can join in and have a good time.

We give our members are given a chance to perform in front of audiences which increases their confidence and self esteem.  In addition is also increases their social skills by meeting new friends. The Local Motion Dance sessions enhance the lives of family, friends and carers and help promote a positive outlook towards those with a disability.   It also develops an appreciation in our community for their creative pieces of work.

We hold the Disability Sport Wales Silver INSPORT badge for inclusivity and good practice in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Local Motion Kids

Watch your child’s confidence soar and see their delight as they express themselves in their own unique way. By using creative methods of dance improvisation, role-play and props, children learn about their world. Developing essential physical, social and emotional skills, our sessions offer a new way of learning and developing, not just in dance and physical awareness, but sense of self and others too.

This 45 min session is specially designed for children aged 5-11yrs with disabilities. This class focuses upon creative and expressive methods of dance using improvisation, role-play and props.

The highly qualified teaching staff work on developing each individual’s skills whilst helping to expand their movement skills and social, emotional and behavioural development. They create their own movement phrases that are performed at our concerts and local showcases.

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Local Motion Teens

Give your teen the chance to experience a creative process where there is no right or wrong way to move resulting in greater confidence with their self-efficacy blossoming. Your child will thrive in this engaging environment; collaborating with peers, helping to choose themes and music, and creating movements together. They will improve their memory recall, mobility and their self esteem will soar.

This group of disability dancers are aged 12-25yrs who have a passion to dance and perform. They choreograph lovely pieces of creative contemporary dance with the help from their professional tutors that is showcased at local, regional and national events throughout the year.

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Local Motion Dance Company

Dancers are invited to be part of our Youth Company who have a passion to dance and perform.  Emphasis is placed on learning technique to enhance dance skills and concepts to challenge their capabilities. They are involved in the decision making of the dance pieces and work closely with their peers in a range of dance styles and performances showcased across the country.

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Local Motion Adults

Our Adults dance sessions are specialised and suitable for everyone including wheelchair users and those with little mobility. Carers stay at the community sessions and are encouraged to join in with the classes if they want to! They express themselves through movement whilst engaging in new social circles and increasing their confidence and well being.

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Making A Difference

The classes enhance fitness and physical participation.  Help reduce social isolation and develop new skills that will broaden their horizons.  Allowing them to express themselves through movement.


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Angela WongParent

“My non-verbal and autistic 10 yr old son has been a member of Motion Control Dance since 2016 in the local motion dance class. It is his favourite after school activity and he thoroughly enjoys his dance sessions which are supervised by amazing and dedicated dance tutors.”

Philippa WilliamsEarly Intervention and Support Manager at Adoption UK

Motion Control Dance classes for children with special needs are inspirational. My daughter would NEVER take part in her school performances but with Motion Control Dance's help she is confident enough to perform on stage in front of 100s of people now! The work Motion Control Dance teachers do doesn't just make young people into dancers, it's a great boost for their self esteem and a fantastic way of helping them develop their social skills.

Gillian JarzembskiParent

“My son is part of Local Motion performance group if it had’t been for the wonderful staff at motion Control he would never have had the opportunity to do what he loves to do & that is dance on stage!”

Jo WilliamsParent

Emma and her fantastic team of tutors teach the children on the same level no matter what their ability so my daughter has always felt valued and on a par with people who have the same difficulties she does and she really can be herself. I thank Motion Control Dance and the team of staff for helping me raise my child in a nurturing, accepting environment.

Kate AshmanMotion Control Dance Board Member

“Its such a wonderful inclusive dance school”