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. 


Please email alison@takeart.org for details of upcoming Dance Forum Meeting information.

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Our Dance Projects

  • ProjectSpring Forward Dance Festival

    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 – Present

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  • ProjectRural Touring Dance Initiative

    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.

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  • ProjectSomerset Youth Dance Company

    A group of gifted and talented young dancers from throughout Somerset. September 2010 - Ongoing

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  • ProjectJump Start

    A high energy, physical adventure for boys, consisting of regular dance workshops, along with performance opportunities. October 2015 - July 2019

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  • ProjectInspirED

    InspirED was a Somerset wide education project that offered exciting and unforgettable arts opportunities to schools and Early Years settings. Now InspirED is changing and entering a new phase in its evolution.

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  • ProjectLife Circles

    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.

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  • Please contact Take Art with your professional dance enquiries.

    Alison Lord is Take Art's Director of Dance. Email alison@takeart.org

    Kim Bardgett is the Dance Administrator. Email kim@takeart.org 

    tel: 01460 249450