Take Art works with partners regionally, nationally and internationally to deliver high quality dance projects that benefit artists, practitioners, students, venues, teachers and audiences.
As the County Dance agency, Take Art supports high quality dance performance and participation opportunities in Somerset. Through our participatory projects, festivals, workshops and platform events we provide opportunities for dancers of all ages and ability 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
Kim Bardgett is Take Art's Dance Co-Ordinator
She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email email@example.com
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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
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
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
A group of gifted and talented young dancers from throughout Somerset. September 2010 - OngoingMore info
Dance News from Take Art
- NewsTake Art brings amazing theatre experiences to hundreds of young children in West Somerset.
During March, over 800 Early Years children in West Somerset took part in Take Art's fantastic theatre project Hopping Higher. The pioneering initiative supported schools to host an original show in their own setting or village hall, enabling more people to experience local live performances.More info
- NewsVolunteers Needed for Spring Forward Dance Festival 2019
We are looking for volunteers to help deliver showcase events at a bigger, bolder, more inclusive Spring Forward this March.More info
- NewsTake Art leaps, smooches and swaggers into 2019
A New Year approaches and with it the launch of our 2019 Jan-Jun programme. Check out all the brilliant shows and projects happening on your doorstep and in your community.More info