23 February 2018


Tues 27 Feb | 7:30pm | Octagon Theatre Wedy 28 Feb | 7:30pm | McMillan Theatre *First time in Bridgwater Thurs 8 Mar | 7:30pm | Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

Now in its 14th year, Spring Forward brings together aspiring young dancers from across the county and beyond to perform in groups on a professional stage. Events take place at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater and the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton. Each night will feature approximately ten dance groups and 200 young dancers.

Spring Forward features the nationally acclaimed Somerset Youth Dance Company, along with fantastic, fun and feel good performances from the Octagon Academy groups, local school groups, youth dance companies and Somerset dance schools.

“Spring Forward is all about young people, giving them the chance to fall in love with dance, gain confidence in their abilities and make incredible and supportive friendships.” Director of Dance at Take Art Alison Lord

One of our girls at the Yeovil performance last year called out in the changing room, “This is my family. My real family.” What you are giving to these young people cannot be over-estimated. Thank you!” Alec Brice, Leader of Kazdanz Youth Dance Company

Dance styles and choreography will include Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance and Dance Theatre.

All three events are open to the public and are widely supported within the local and dance community.


To get tickets and discover more about Spring Forward  - CLICK HERE

For press passes, further information or images please call Kim at Take Art: 01460 249450, or email