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What is SideKick Dance?

SideKick Dance began as a youth dance group for young people with disabilities, and soon expanded with an adult company too, and is now proud to be an affiliate company of Curve Theatre. The groups are ran by experienced dance practitioners, and are supported by a team of wonderful volunteers and a strong committee who believe passionately in the benefits of dance for all. Curve Theatre and Ellesmere College are key supporters of SideKick Dance and provide the groups with a warm and welcoming environment for the dance classes and rehearsals to take place.


SideKick Dance is open to participants with disabilities from all over Leicester and Leicestershire. There is a small fee of £20 per half term for youth participants and £5 per session for adults. Dance classes run every Wednesday at Curve Theatre and the dancers have the opportunity to perform at many dance events as well as in their weekly classes at Curve.

SideKick also offers packages within schools. More information can be found on our classes page.

  • Sidekick provides high quality, truly inclusive dance opportunities to participants of all ages and abilities.
  • Sidekick is much more than a dance group. We provide a place for people to belong, feel safe, have fun, express themselves and make friends.
  • Sidekick believes in the power of dance to bring people together and achieve amazing things!

SideKick Dance does need funding to continue to provide dance opportunities for people with disabilities. If you could donate just as little as £5 it would help to make a huge difference to those that benefit so much from being part of Sidekick.

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Sidekick Youth Dance worked with Visual Designer and technician David Hughes to make their own film about what SideKick dance means to them and to share information about people can donate.

Thank you to all of our supporters. Without you it wouldn’t be possible.

  • Curve Theatre
  • Ellesmere College
  • Children in Need
  • Leicester College
  • Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund)
  • Bradgate Rotary
  • PGA Warden
  • NEXT
  • Marshall Motor Group Ltd
  • The Inspire 2 network
  • FTM Dance
  • Norlec Electrical
  • George Ernest Ellis
  • James Wilson
  • MB Sign Design
  • MPB Electrical Services
  • St Wilfred’s Church Group
  • Waitrose Blaby
  • Tim & Charlotte Ellis
  • Natural Element
  • The special school head teachers
  • All of our volunteers
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