FRONTLINEdance is an integrated dance company. Our focus is dance and disability, but we also provide opportunities and access to a range of art, media, music, drama & pottery activities to all ages and abilities, striving to target those who would not normally have the opportunity to take part.
The purpose of the group is to increase self-esteem, confidence, teamwork skills and inspiration, to raise awareness of what is possible and promote positive responses to both disability and to dance.
FRONTLINEdance was founded by Rachael Lines and Michael King in September 2000, and formally became a not for profit Company Ltd by Guarantee, with no shareholders in November 2001.
Our teachers/workshop facilitators are professional dancers, who have experience in planning and delivering high quality dance workshops, with additional experience in choreography. The FRONTLINEdance team can devise and create new and exciting dance performances for all ages, abilities and settings.
We offer workshops and residencies in contemporary, creative dance, choreography and street dance for children and adults including early years and older people. We also work collaboratively with guest choreographers, visual artists, photographers, musicians and filmmakers.
We work nationally, but mainly in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Our annual report is available on request.
Please click here for a list of our current and past funders/supporters.
“2011 saw the return of ‘Moving Together’, thanks to a grant from Staffordshire County Council's Community & Well Being Fund. I delivered it with the support of Day Opportunities staff, and I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed every second of it. The feedback from the participants each week highlighted the benefit and the need for this type of work. I was continually inspired by the participants, whose open-mindedness, enthusiasm, respect and gratitude made for both a natural and successful project, and one I will never forget.
The Sat Arts Hubs
and After Schools Clubs continued to be a success, where I believe, saw the
artists gaining as much from the experiences as the participants. The Arts Hubs
have been a vision of mine for many years. Aiming High Staffordshire funding allowed it to
exist in part and participants have had fun, made new friends and learnt new
I would like to thank all the staff and participants from all of our projects for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm. Together we provided a rich programme of activities for disabled children and young people and their siblings, to adults and older people.
I am very proud of what FRONTLINEdance has achieved over the last 10 years and I look forward to what happens next”.
Rachael Lines, Artistic Director