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Whether dancing for fun, fitness or to pursue a career in dance, Swindon Dance believes in the creative power to transform lives. It believes that age, gender, cultural/social background, physical or learning abilitity should not be barriers to being involved in dance.
For three decades, Swindon Dance has been a focal point, locally, regionally and nationally for dancers of all ages and abilities – from complete beginner to the professional dancer.
- runs a popular weekly dance class programme which attracts thousands of dancers annually, from tots to adults, as well as a wide-range of workshops, performance groups and projects including D-Men (a boys only class) and Swindon Youth Dance Company, Swindon Dance’s flagship youth dance company.
- has built and maintained strong partnerships with primary & secondary schools, youth services, youth arts agencies and community organisations throughout Swindon, Wiltshire and beyond, matching artists and dance education specialists to meet the specific needs of each project. We offer Education packages linked to schools, combing INSET for teachers, workshops for pupils and tickets to performances as a STUDY Package.
- is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) for the South West, which offers opportunities for exceptionally talented young dancers aged 11-17 to train for a career in dance.
- presents a wide-range of professional dance companies in their own studio theatre and in partnership with the Wyvern Theatre and other regional venues
- provides ongoing professional development opportunities for local, regional and national dance artists offering advice, support, classes and rehearsal space.
- is based in Swindon’s old town hall, located in the town centre with facilities that include two dance studios and a studio theatre and is funded by Swindon Borough Council and Arts Council South West.
We hope that the above gives you a flavour of what Swindon Dance does – for more in-depth info please see our website www.swindondance.org.uk
Swindon Does Arts website (www.swindondoesarts.co.uk)