Reach Out and Reveal

The Reach Out and Reveal programme places South Asian dance artists ‘in residence’ at schools for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The project aims to support the physical, emotional and communication needs of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and SEND. Specialist Akademi practitioners provide weekly dance and movement sessions across three partner schools, working closely with school and teaching staff.

The unique movement vocabulary of South Asian dance provides participants with platforms for self-expression, creativity and enlivened social interactions, while fostering their core emotional development.

Reach Out and Reveal champions and evaluates new approaches, cultivating knowledge transfer opportunities between teaching professionals and dance practitioners.

Photographs: Vipul Sangoi

Reports and Evaluations

Project Report 


The inaugural report of the first year of Reach Out and Reveal; reflecting on context, relevance and success.

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