Jump Start


For Boys Who Want to Dance!

Somerset’s boys dance group Jump Start ran for 4 years and met once a week in Yeovil for a weekly class with an aim to develop work that was showcased at the annual Spring Forward festival every year.

The classes were set up specifically to engage boys in dance. Jump Start is an exciting, high energy, physical adventure that incorporated parkour, break dancing and contemporary dance styles. The classes were open to boys of all abilities who have a passion to move.


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So far 27 boys have been involved in the project, many of whom have greatly beneficial from the opportunity to take part in physical and creative activities outside mainstream sports and education.



New Jump Start groups across Somerset coming soon... 

We are looking to set up new boys groups in other Somerset areas including Bridgwater, Taunton, Minehead, Street and Frome*. 

If you would like to express your interest in joining one of these groups please complete and submit this form

*when we have 10 or more boys signed up in one area we will be able to start delivery of the weekly sessions

Contact Dance Coordinator, Nadine Griffiths nadine@takeart.org

Tel: 01460 249450

  • ProjectSomerset Youth Dance Company

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

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  • ProjectOctagon Theatre Dance Development Project

    Developing Dance at The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. 2013-2015

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  • 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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