Disability Access Policy

Dated: 28th August 2022

Next Review Date: 27th August 2023

Lead Persons: DSP: Matt Flint

Deputy DSP:  Tom Shilcock/Matt Flint

Can You Dance? Strives to make sure that all our events are easily accessible to all our guests.

1.  Can You Dance? Statement on public safety for disabled people:

Can You Dance? Welcome visits by disabled people and will do all that is possible to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience.  However, certain masterclasses at our events can be physically demanding and vigorous.  We therefore reserve the right to refuse participation to masterclasses that we feel there is a danger to a particular individual or individuals for whatever reason.  We have been advised by the Health and Safety Officer that refusal on the grounds of Health and Safety does not constitute discrimination under “The Equality Act 2010”.  We hope that you understand and accept the decisions made are in the interest of your safety.  Can You Dance? Ask that you notify us of your attendance at info@canyoudancelive.com so we can make any relevant preparation.

2.   Buying Tickets/Entering events:

Guests who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket.  However, the guest with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price. Please show the relevant paperwork at the ticket kiosk when you buy or collect your ticket or please email us prior at info@canyoudancelive.com.

    • Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter (dated within the last 12 months).
    • Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 12 months).
    • A current and valid Blue Badge.
    • Letter from GP or consultant (dated within the last 12months) confirming the need for a full-time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue carers tickets without seeing the above documentation.

3.   Event Accessibility:

Please see venue accessible information on their website.  All our venues can be found on our website www.canyoudancelive.com

4.   Helpers:

Guests with disabilities are required to have a helper with them at all times (including their transfer from a wheelchair if necessary).  Helpers must also be able to communicate any safety restrictions and messages and assist with any emergency or evacuation procedures, which may also involve the lifting and transfer of the disabled guest. Please ensure you are comfortable with any potential emergency evacuation.

5.   Assistance/Guide Dogs:

Assistance/guide dogs are welcome to events but are unable to accompany guests into masterclasses or onto dance floors/areas they must not be left alone whilst owners are participating.