Spiderflower is a comprehensive dance movement theatre system, developed by Rowan Jacqueline Beckett since 1999.  It is a not-for-profit organisation. 


The following Terms & Conditions are designed to uphold the standards and integrity of Spiderflower's work, whilst creating a safe and respectful environment for those who participate.  


TRADEMARK: SPIDERFLOWER is registered as a Trademark in the UK and EU. (UK00003466287 /  EU018287268).

COPYRIGHT NOTICE - WORK IN PRACTICE: Spiderflower's repertoire includes in depth and developed practices, techniques and structures within that are unique to Spiderflower. All working titles, content, interpretation, course structure, external holding and teaching structures to include Spiderflower's maps and wheels are protected by international laws of copyright as a whole and in part. 


TEACHER TRAINING must be fully completed to make use of any of the afore mentioned elements of work. This has been in effect since 1999 and has been in place to maintain both integrity and high standards.  


No part of this body of work may be copied, distributed, reproduced or exploited for commercial or personal financial gain, even in the case of not-for-profit organisations, without prior written consent and fair credit given.  


Students may not fracture or splice Spiderflower's forms and techniques with their own work or another discipline, and so infer Spiderflower's content and techniques are developed by themselves or belong to another practitioner.  Any exploitation, reproduction and redistribution in this way is prohibited without express written permission.  All rights are reserved.


COPYRIGHT NOTICE - WEBSITE:  This website, content, ideas and imagery is copyright of Rowan Jacqueline Beckett / Spiderflower (1999 - 2020) unless otherwise credited to another artist or author. All rights are reserved.  Any reproduction and redistrubtion, in part or in whole of the contents of this website is prohibited without express written permission and usage fees paid. You may not, except with express written permission, commercially exploit the content, nor store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

SELF ENDORSEMENT:  Students may not credit themselves against Spiderflower, advertise themselves in anyway, by gesture, verbally or in writing, as being 'trained' by Rowan Jacqueline and/or Spiderflower to teach or work with Spiderflower's form and techniques unless specific permission has been granted by Rowan Jacqueline Beckett through prior written consent and/or have gained accreditation via teacher training.

FEES: Where Spiderflower either in form, technique, research, writing, content or interpretation, teaching structure, working titles, artwork or photography is used without permission, a fee will be liable. Where Spiderflower's structures are used without written permission for personal or commercial financial gain (this includes not for profit organisations), a commercial rate of usage will automatically be charged. For corporations, companies and organisations the fee is £750 per day of usage.  For individual practitioners the fee is currently a flat £2,000 per period of usage. If an individual practitioner repeats usage after a fee has been charged, then that fee will be levied each time Spiderflower's work is expolited. 

Spiderflower works to honour and pay for the talent, time, effort and expense it takes to produce outstanding creative work and operates with due diligence around crediting, fee payment and observing copyright wishes of contributing artists.  Please observe the same standards.

TEACHER TRAINING:  Unique teachings have taken years to develop, specifically with the intent of not pulling from already exploited indigenous cultures. Students must be trained adequately prior to teaching in order to keep the integrity and standards of the work high, to comply with health and safety and avoid misrepresentation.  

For participants wishing to teach Spiderflower, a 4 year teacher training programme under apprenticeship must be fully completed.  If you are interested, email contact(at) For further details and how to apply see Teacher Training.

COMMUNITY ETHOS: Teachers are agreed to working as a collective and to progress Spiderflower's form through collaborative research as a community, and that Spiderflower is not fragmented, nor is merged or mixed with other disciplines. Spiderflower is constantly progressing as a whole body of work.

HEALTH & SAFETY:  Spiderflower strives to create a safe environment that looks responsibly to Health & Safety.  Health & Safety checks are carried out on all sites. A First Aider and First Aid Box are always present. During registration, participants are asked a series of questions to cover all Spiderflower needs to know regarding Health & Safety. Any changes from the time of filling out registration to the time of commencing an event MUST be reported. If there are any obvious issues that Spiderflower has not asked directly but ought to know regarding your Health & Safety within the workspace, participants are expected to communicate this.  If participants fail to do this, Spiderflower will hold no liability whatsoever should difficulties arise.

CARE, CONDUCT & LIABILITY:  For an event to be held well, there are many relationships at play that support the work. These relationships are longstanding and have developed over years.  Spiderflower cares about its working relationships in all cases and participants are asked to consider this and act with care whilst attending an event. Rowan Jacqueline Beckett carries Public Liability Insurance, but should a participant act in a way that is wilfully destructive or negligent and damage is then incurred to a person, venue or property, they are alone liable for their actions. Should a third party wish to take legal action as a result of a participants conduct that is wilfully destructive or negligent, Spiderflower holds no liability in these cases. If actions are damaging to Spiderflower in anyway, Spiderflower may also consider legal action.

VENUE:  Participants are to observe the boundaries and requirements of our venue. These will be made clear at a first meet prior to starting.

Originally posted: 21st June, 2012.

Updated: 16th March, 2016.

Updated: 23rd Jan, 2018.

Updated: 22nd Sept, 2020

Updated:  19th April, 2021.