Take Art work with and for Dance Artists to develop a programme of high quality dance opportunities in Somerset.
For those working in the dance sector, we co-commission new work, support residencies and generate opportunities for networking and professional development, training, mentoring and support. Our professional programme works with venues to promote high quality dance in Somerset.
Take Art offer support for local artists in developing their projects, as well as advice sessions. If you would like to talk about your project to the experienced staff at Take Art, do email us and we will do our best to help you.
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Do you want new opportunities for dance in Somerset and more support for your work as an artist or organisation? Be part of the discussion around the strategic development of Dance in Somerset, find partners and get great projects off the ground with the Somerset Dance Forum.
Come along to share ideas and learn more about each others work. We will be on hand to answer any questions about the overall strategy for the county as well as explore the best way to profile, represent and work in partnership with dance artists, venues and teachers based in Somerset.
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Our Dance Projects
Spring Forward is an annual dance festival offering unrivalled opportunities for Somerset and South West dancers to perform on a professional stage, participate in workshops and watch world-class dance performances. February 2005 – PresentMore info
The Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) brings exciting and innovative dance theatre and dance performance to rural locations, using the established rural touring schemes to help make this happen successfully. 2015 - present.More info
A group of gifted and talented young dancers from throughout Somerset. September 2010 - OngoingMore info
A high energy, physical adventure for boys, consisting of regular dance workshops, along with performance opportunities. October 2015 - OngoingMore info
InspirED is a Somerset wide education project that offers exciting and unforgettable arts opportunities to schools and Early Years settings.More info
Life Circles has not been a project on how to teach older people to dance, but an exploration of how dance can effectively engage with the individual as a whole person and improve the quality of later life.More info
What's new in Dance
- NewsMajor new national dance programme launched
A major new national dance programme launched in partnership to create a new blueprint for working with pre-school children.More info
- NewsOur Chief Executive Ralph Lister talks to Arts Professional
With metropolitan bias prevailing at both a national and European level, the best hope for rural arts organisations lies in collaboration, argues Ralph Lister. Read the full article here.More info
- NewsThe Rural Touring Dance Initiative makes it into The Stage!
News from The Stage! With Rural Touring Dance Initiative, contemporary dance heads to the UK’s furthest corners – read The Stage interview with choreographers and organisers about the challenges and rewards of touring to far-flung places.More info