The dance stars of tomorrow spring forward

On the 26 & 27 March 2012 at The Tacchi Morris Art Centre in Taunton, over 500 young dancers from Somerset and beyond will be coming together to take part in Take Art’s annual dance platform Spring Forward.

Now in its eight year, Spring Forward is a 3-day performance platform (the third day takes place on 17 May at The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil) designed to give young people aged 11-21 the chance to perform on a professional stage in front of hundreds of people.

30 groups will star in the Taunton event from a range of schools and youth dance groups, appearing over two days and showcasing a range of highly inventive, fun, invigorating and truly inspired new dance pieces.

Take Art Youth Dance Director Katey Leader said, “Dance is a great way to get young people engaged in the arts and their communities, it positively impacts on their health and builds self esteem and confidence.”

Take Art, who are the county dance agency, are constantly looking for ways to support and provide opportunities for young people within the region and Spring Forward is their flagship event, growing in size and popularity every year, as more and more young people are experiencing the joy that dance can bring to their lives.

Please support this fantastic event by coming along in March to the Tacchi Morris. To book your tickets please visit



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Press contact: Louise Monks 01460 249450,

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Take Art is a pioneering arts charity, serving the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. We do this by providing accessible opportunities for people of all ages to participate, experience and work within the arts.




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