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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nadine Griffiths is Take Art's Dance Coordinator
She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email email@example.com
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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
- 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
- NewsCovid-19 Support for Artists
As the impact of Coronavirus unfolds, we wish to support artists and companies as much as possible. Here are some of the things we are doing.More info
- NewsSouth East Dance announce the two artists selected for the first Little Big Dance national tour.
A ray of light amidst the gloom: Experimental new contemporary dance works for under-fives selects first two artists.More info