The Diversity Dance Project
Jolt Diversity Dance Project was established in 2017 as a way to encourage children to think about disability and difference in a new way. The project offers dance sessions for year 3 to 7 students in mainstream primary schools who are taught independently by the Move trainees - dancers with disabilities. These sessions use fun dance activities to encourage students to be confident in expressing their own unique ideas and connect with others.
The aim of Diversity Dance Project is to encourage young students to think about disability and difference in a new way. Students gain a clear understanding that everybody is valuable and deserves to feel like they belong.
“What we learnt was don’t be scared to do your best and it doesn’t matter what people think of you.”
– Maddy, Shirley Primary School
“The gift that Move gave to our children was the pure understanding that everybody is valuable and deserves to feel like they belong Diversity Dance is about movement. But I also believe that it is a movement. It is a mindset shift that all of society should be exposed to. It starts with the children.”
- Mandy O’Sullivan, Teacher, Sommerfield School