Recommended articles

* Albin, C. (2016). The benefit of movement: Dance/Movement Therapy and Down syndrome. Journal of Dance          Education, 16:2, 58-61

* Benjamin, A. (1991). Loosing the ties that bind. Who´s integrating who? Magazine, 15.

* Benjamin, A. (1995). Unfound movement. Integration in dance training, its potential pitfalls and prizes. Dance Theatre Journal, 12, (1).

* Benjamin, A. (2015). Making an entrance into higher education. Animated library, March 32-34.
Capio, M, Mak, T. C. T, Tse M. A. & Masters, R. S. W. (2018) Fundamental movement skills and balance of children with Down Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62:3, 225–236

* Green, J. (1999). Somatic authority and the myth of the ideal body in dance education. Dance Research Journal, 31(2), 80-100.

* Haegele, J, Zhu, X & Davis, S (2018). Barriers and facilitators of physical education participation for students with disabilities: an exploratory study, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22:2, 130-141

* Harvey B (2004). Down’s syndrome: a biopsychosocial perspective. Nursing Standard. 18, 30,43-45

* Morris, M. L., Baldeon, M. & Scheuneman, D. (2015). Developing and sustaining an inclusive dance program: strategic tools and methods. Journal of Dance Education, 15:3, 122-129

* Reinders, N., Bryden, P. J & Fletcher, P. C (2015). Dancing with Down syndrome: a phenomenological case study. Research in Dance Education, 16:3, 291-307

* Avramidis, E & Norwich, B (2002) Teachers’ attitudes towards integration/inclusion: a review of the literature. European Journal of Special Needs Education,17:2, 129-147


* Ochoa, Laisvie Andrea. Revista “La Tadeo” No 7. ISSN No. 0120-5250. 2012 Pag. 103.

* Ojeda, D. (2005). Artes Escénicas y Discapacidad, Revista de Ciencias Sociales Sociedad y Utopia, 26, 35-56.

* Penagos, A. (2014). Con Cuerpos danza integrada, Revista iLetrada. No 22.

* Zúñiga, D. M. M., Rojas, W. S., & Valverde, R. (2001). Efectos de la música-danza y del refuerzo positivo en la conducta de personas con discapacidad múltiple. Pensar en Movimiento: Revista de Ciencias del Ejercicio y la Salud, 1(1), 19-33.

Recommended books

* Bainbridge, B. (1993). Sensing feeling and action. The experiential anatomy of Body Mind Centering. Northampton: Contact Editions.

* Benjamin, A. (2002). Making an entrance. London: Routledge.

* Albright, A. C. (1997). Choreographing difference. New England: Wesleyan University Press.

* Albright, A. C., Gere, D., & David Gere. (2003). Taken by surprise. Wesleyan, America: Wesleyan University Press.

* Buckwalter, M. (2010). Composing while dancing (1ste editie). Wisconsin, America: University of Wisconsin Press.

* Cohen, B. B., Nelson, L., & Smith, N. S. (1993). Sensing, feeling, and action. Toronto, America: Contact Editions.

* Farhi, D. (1996). The breathing book. New york City, America: Henry Holt and Company.

* Goldman, D. (2010). I want to be ready: improvised dance as a practice of freedom.. Michigan, America: University of Michigan Press.

* Hartley, L. (1995). Wisdom of the body moving. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

* Heusden, B. V. & Gielen, P. (eds.) (2015) Arts Education beyond Art, Teaching Art in times of change. Valiz

* Hickey-Moody, A. (2009) Unimaginable bodies, intellectual disability, performance and becomings. Rotterdam: Sense Publisher.

* Johnston, C. (2006). The improvisation game. Schiedam, Nederland: Adfo Books.

* Barratt, (1993). Dance of breath, emotional healing through integrative breathing. Example Product Manufacturer

* Karkou V., Oliver S., & Lycouris S. (2017). The Oxford handbook of dance and wellbeing. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

* Kaufman, K. (2006). Inclusive creative movement and dance. Montana University. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.

* Kuppers, P. (2003). Disability and contemporary performance. Bodies on edge. New York: Routledge.

* Kuppers, P. (2013). Disability culture and community Performance. Find a strange and twisted shape. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

* Leigh Foster, S. (2010). Choreographing empathy. Kinesthesia in performance. New York: Routledge.
McHose, C., Frank, K., Godard, H., & Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences. (2006). How life moves. Schiedam, Nederland: Adfo Books.

* Nachmanovitch, S. (1990). Free play. New York City, America: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

* Pallaro (2007). The place of dance: A somatic guide to dance and dance making. Wesleyan, America: Wesleyan University Press

* Solomon, A (2012). Far away from the tree: parents, children and self identity. Simon and Schuster, New York (See for more information and details of translations)

* Tufnell, M. y Crickmay, C. (1993) Body space image. Notes towards Improvisation and Performance, London.Dance Books.

* Williams, M., Williams, M., & Penman, D. (2011). Mindfulness. London, United Kingdom : Piatkus.


* Oonk J. (2017). Unload to Upload Handleiding voor een inclusieve danspraktijk, Uitgeverij Int. Theatre & Film Books, Amsterdam

* Samaritter R., van Keulen I., & Wentholt N. (2020). Dans Theraphie, Verkenning van het werkveld, Acco uitgeverij NL bv, Den Haag


* Brugarolas, M. (2013) Corpo in divenire: espacios en movimiento. C. Contreras y C. Espada (Coords.) (2013) Guía Psicogeográfica de Roma: 16 Mapas para perderse (pp. 127-138). Madrid: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. AECID-RAER.

* Caballero, C. (2010) El movimiento diverso de los cuerpos. Cuerpos Entre Líneas. Publicación de la OFB. Citro, S.

* (Coord.). (2011). Cuerpos plurales: antropología de y desde los cuerpos. Buenos Aires: Biblos.

* Castillo, F. (2014). Arte Educación, Terapia o Libertad: Crei-Sants 1975-2000. Barcelona: Kit-Book.

* Franklin, E (2006). Danza. Acondicionemiento físico. Ed. Paidotribo.

* Fuentes, A.L. (2006). El valor pedagógico de la danza. Universidad de Valencia, Valencia.

* García, H. (1997). La danza en la escuela. Barcelona: Inde.

* Howse, J. (2000). Técnica de la danza y prevención de lesiones.,Ed. Paidotribo.

* Laban, R. (1987). El dominio del movimiento. Madrid: Fundamentos.

* Louppe, L. (2004). Poétique de la danse contemporaine (Vol. 2). Bruxelles: Contredanse.

* Ochoa, A., Caballero, C., Lagos, A., Jaramillo, N. (2011). Incluyendo al Cuerpo. Cartilla para el trabajo con niños y niñas diversos a través de la Danza Contemporánea Integrada. Bogotá, Colombia: ConCuerpos.

* Ochoa, L., Jaramillo Sanjuán, M., Lagos, A., León, D, Penagos, A. (2018). Cuerpos Potentes prácticas y reflexiones sobre el encuentro en la danza inclusiva. Cali, Colombia: Laisvie.

* Sarmiento, A. (2015). 101 Ejercicios de Danza Contemporánea para Niños y Jóvenes. Madrid: Tutor.

Online resources

* Progressing Ballet Technique –

* Can’t pick up choreography quickly? – Find out more

* Check all the inclusive art in the world! –

* Jornadas sobre la Inclusión Social y la Educación en las Artes Escénicas Find out more

* Fighting Monkey –

* Mixable Webinar: talking about inclusive performing arts (featuring Stichting Misiconi). Presented in Dutch with English subtitles – watch now

Recommended equipment

The equipment you decide to use will depend on many factors including budget, storage space and your dancer’s needs. These pieces of equipment can prove useful:

* resistance bands
* spikey ball
* small ball
* large fitness ball

Glossary of Terms

Downloadable templates

Cool Down Sheet 1 – Body templates
Cool Down Sheet 2 – Individual plan
Monitoring and evaluation wheel

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