Beth Stote


Beth Stote


Dance Performance and Teaching, BA (Hons)



My name is Beth Stote and I am from Fleetwood. What drew me to UCLan was the balance of performance dance training against facilitation. Being able to learn facilitation methods in all contexts and to all ages. The course felt like a great opportunity to explore which avenue I want to take in my career and how to be skilled in all areas of employability.

Project overview

Final Year Dance Program

As a final year student studying on the BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching degree at the University of Central Lancashire; I undertook the DA3360 Facilitation module. The purpose of this module was to develop my skills as a facilitator of dance within a community context. 

This research study explored how my dance facilitation to older community participants supported creativity. This project involved practice-based research facilitating creative dance classes to older adults. Creating an inclusive, safe space where people who wish to dance and perhaps don’t normally have access to dance can be physically creative and socialise with new people was central to the research. 

Involvement in an intergenerational performance project between UCLan Dance students and community-based participants living with Parkinson’s in May 2023 opened up a whole new area of dance practice for me, with the focus on person-centred practice. The dance making methods employed in this project highlighted a need to be adaptive and quick thinking and instigated an interest to explore this field of work further.

Project tags

  • Dance
  • Performance
UCLan Degree Show artwork submission by Beth Stote named Final Year Dance Program

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