Our dance development programme at Take Art provides high quality dance performance and participation opportunities in Somerset alongside our other specialisms. We are the strategic lead for dance in Somerset and represent the county at both a regional and national level.
We provide a key role in helping to shape, resource and sustain the county’s dance sector offering artistic and business support to professional dance artists and companies as well as providing opportunities for networking, professional development, training and mentoring.
Latest Dance News
A brand new short dance film made in collaboration with up-and-coming hip-hop artist Joshua Nash, filmmaker Gemma Pons, and teenage dance students from Unlimited Dance Company in North Devon. Commissioned by Beaford and the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.More info
- NewsBrand-new dance project launches in June
With huge thanks to Somerset County Council, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been given funding for a brand-new dance project for people living with dementia, and their carers.More info
- NewsA Message From The Take Art Team
An update on Take Art's work in the current situationMore info
Since 2003 Take Art Dance has worked in partnership and collaborated with many partners regionally and nationally to deliver high quality dance projects and opportunities that benefit artists, companies, practitioners, children and young people, students, teachers, audiences and venues.
Our participatory projects, festivals, workshops and platform events provide opportunities for dancers of all ages and abilities to be part of an evolving County dance community.
Our Turn is a two-year arts intervention using dance and movement to help the health and happiness of vulnerable adults living with dementia or memory loss, and their carers.More info
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
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
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
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