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

Kim Bardgett is Take Art's Dance Co-Ordinator 

She works on the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and Spring Forward. 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 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 – Present

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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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  • ProjectJump Start

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

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  • ProjectInspirED

    InspirED is a Somerset wide education project that offers exciting and unforgettable arts opportunities to schools and Early Years settings.

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  • ProjectSomerset Youth Dance Company

    A group of gifted and talented young dancers from throughout Somerset. September 2010 - Ongoing

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