Take Art works with partners regionally and nationally to deliver high quality dance projects and opportunities that benefit artists, practitioners, students, venues, teachers and audiences.
Through our dance development programme, Take Art supports high quality dance performance and participation opportunities in Somerset.
Our participatory projects, festivals, workshops and platform events provide opportunities for dancers of all ages and abilities to be part of the ever-growing Somerset dance community.
Meet the Dance Team
Alison Lord is Take Art's Director of Dance
She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email email@example.com
Nadine Griffiths is Take Art's Dance Coordinator
She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
A dance and older people project based at Dunkirk House in Bishops Lydeard, which is part of the national project Dance To Health; a pioneering ‘falls prevention’ dance programme for older people.More 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
Little Big Dance is a major three-year national initiative created by South East Dance in partnership with Take Art, DanceEast and Yorkshire Dance, with more than £371,000 investment from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.More info
A high energy, physical adventure for boys, consisting of regular dance workshops, along with performance opportunities. October 2015 - July 2019More info
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.More info
Dance News from Take Art
- NewsThe Arts Council Step in to Save the Sector
The Arts Council has announced new measures to support the Arts and Culture Sector, NPO’s, artists and creative practitioners during the Coronavirus outbreak, while at the same time re-imagining a powerful creative response to these challenging times. This is huge news for the sector and we advise all those effected to read this statement from Darren Henley, OBE.More info
- NewsTake Art Position Statement on Coronavirus
An update on Take Art's current position and operating status in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.More info
- NewsIn 2020 Spring Forward unites with U.Dance for the best Take Art Dance Festival Ever
Now in its 15th year, Spring Forward Dance Festival is back with an unrivaled offering to the entire Somerset and South West dance community, featuring three fabulous platform events, one of which will be the U.Dance regional showcase.More info