Take Art Dance provides year-round opportunities for teachers and schools to take part in inspiring and accessible dance activity and networking opportunities in Somerset.

We have been the County Dance Agency since 2005 and have considerable experience working to support dance as a subject within schools, offering tailored support for both specialist and non specialist teachers.

As part of our remit, Take Art Dance coordinate and develop dance activity across the county for children and young people, working with teachers, schools, arts venues and community groups.

For teachers, Take Art Dance generates opportunities for networking and professional development, offering training, mentoring and direct support from experienced professionals.

Professional Support

Alison Lord is Take Art's Director of Dance. She is available to speak to on 01460 249450 or by email

 Online Support and Services

Through the InspirED banner, the Take Art website offers an interactive resource for dance teachers. On this site you will find;

  • all the latest information on dance events and training opportunities across the county
  • The latest dance news and the option to sign up to our monthly dance e-bulletin
  • information on how to book or work with dance companies
  • downloadable teaching resources
  • a forum where you can chat to other teachers and share ideas and opportunities