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 email@example.com
Kim Bardgett is Take Art's Dance Co-Ordinator
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 - 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
- NewsMajor new national dance programme launched
A major new national dance programme launched in partnership to create a new blueprint for working with pre-school children.More info
- NewsOur Chief Executive Ralph Lister talks to Arts Professional
With metropolitan bias prevailing at both a national and European level, the best hope for rural arts organisations lies in collaboration, argues Ralph Lister. Read the full article here.More info
- NewsThe Rural Touring Dance Initiative makes it into The Stage!
News from The Stage! With Rural Touring Dance Initiative, contemporary dance heads to the UK’s furthest corners – read The Stage interview with choreographers and organisers about the challenges and rewards of touring to far-flung places.More info