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.
UPCOMING MEETING DATES
FROME MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you can make it on Thursday 22 November, 4-6pm, The Merlin Theatre - Frome
For those who attended the first meeting in Yeovil on Thursday 18 October we will be hosting the second Yeovil Dance Forum meeting at Yeovil College on Thursday 6 December, 4-6pm.
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Our Dance Projects
Spring Forward is a seasonal dance festival offering unrivaled opportunities for Somerset's 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
- NewsApplications now open for Spring Forward Dance Festival 2019
Take Art would like to encourage dance groups from all over Somerset and a few from the South West to apply to our bigger, bolder and more inclusive dance platform, taking place over three nights in March 2019.More info
- NewsTake Art Launches 2018 Autumn Season of Shows, Training and Workshops
Welcome to our new season of events and activity here at Take Art and throughout Somerset.More info
- NewsExciting New West Somerset Dance Project
We caught up with Stacked Wonky’s Artistic Director Sarah Shorten to find out all about their exciting new dance project with National Youth Dance Company (NYDC).More info