Penny Rance – Bio
Author/s: Penny Rance
Penny specialises in leading dance workslrcps for peo- ple with physical and/or learning disabilities and she views herself as an Arts worker rather thnn a therapist, by background, training and choice. Peruty works with children and adults in a wide variety of settings, mostly leading regular dance sessions, interspersed with short-term projects and single one-off sessions. Some of this work leads to performances by members of these Sroups. A recent exciting development is her involvement in training and mentoring other interested dance workers in the “ins and outs” of working with people with disabilities. Penny works across the range of disabilities, from the profoundly disabled through to those whose disability is invisible, as for example in the hearing impaired, dyspraxic person, or autistic child. Her work is usually with groups that vary between being integrated, discrete, across a small range of disability or across a much wider range. She has completed the Level 3 training of Sherborne Developmental Movement.