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

Nadine Griffiths is Take Art's Dance Coordinator

She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email

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Dance Projects

  • ProjectSpring Forward Dance Festival

    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 – Present

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  • ProjectDance To Health

    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.

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  • ProjectRural Touring Dance Initiative

    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.

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  • ProjectLittle Big Dance

    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.

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  • ProjectJump Start

    A high energy, physical adventure for boys, consisting of regular dance workshops, along with performance opportunities. October 2015 - July 2019

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  • ProjectInspirED

    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.

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