Major new national dance programme launched

24 July 2019

A major new national dance programme launched to create a new blueprint for working with pre-school children

Little Big Dance is a national project that supports choreographers and dancers to make captivating and diverse work for and with under-fives and their families, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds with little or no access to the arts.The project places the voice of the child at the heart of the creative process. Throughout the two18 month cycles over three years, we will help to develop eight commissioned works; four of which will go on to be produced to tour nationally. Little Big Dance addresses a significant gap in early years dance performance as well as seeking to build audiences.We want to revolutionise the way early years dance is recognised and to support more high quality dance work for the under-fives

Little Big Dance has been launched by South East Dance in partnership with Take Art, Dance East and Yorkshire Dance.


Are you interested in making dance work for and with an early years audience?

Are you keen to work directly with children to formulate and test your ideas?

If so, Little Big Dance partners want to hear from you....

The inital phase of Little Big Dance is the Artist call out which is happening now. For more information and details of how to apply for the first 18 month cycle, click here

To apply, click here

Little Big Dance is also supported by Dance Umbrella, Birmingham Hippodrome, Strike a Light Gloucester and English National Ballet School.


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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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