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

As the county dance agency, Take Art Dance enjoys a high regional profile through its support of high quality performance and participation throughout Somerset.

For children and young people we coordinate and develop dance activity across the county, working with schools, arts venues and community groups.

For those people who want to dance we regularly work with practitioners throughout Somerset to make workshops and dance classes happen.

For dance artists and those working in the industry, we provide performance opportunities and support dance companies by staging events and residencies in Somerset venues. We also co-commission new work and generate opportunities for networking and professional development, offering training, mentoring and support.

Since 2003 we have developed dance activity across the county, regionally and nationally, working with many choreographers and companies including Richard Alston, Jasmin Vardimon, Mark Bruce Company, David Hughes Dance, Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre, Fleur Darkin, Yorke Dance Project and Probe Dance.

Alison Lord is the Director of Take Art Dance. Click here to email her.

Join the online Facebook community at Take Art Dance and follow @TakeArtDance on Twitter.

Photo: Love and War; Mark Bruce Company / dancer: Eleanor Duval / photography: Farrow Creatives

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Interview with the new Director of Dance

30 Aug 2017

Take Art are pleased to introduce Alison Lord, the new Director of Dance at Take Art. A very experienced dance artist, practitioner, teacher and project manager, who has moved all the way from Lincolnshire to take on this exciting role within the organisation.

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Dance on Tour!

06 Sep 2016

The Rural Touring Dance Initiative is coming to a village near you, as the first shows start touring around Somerset and the UK. Dates Now Released!

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Apply to take part in the Rural Dance Touring Initiative

12 Jul 2016

We are looking for existing dance shows or shows in the making for our 2017/18 Rural Touring Season. Find out more here...

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Mean Feet Dance’s Tip Top Tips for Wellbeing

19 May 2016

Tip Top Top Tips for Wellbeing is a dance, film and social media project aimed at encouraging people to remember the things that make us feel good!

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Spring Forward 2016 Overview

30 Mar 2016

Our annual Spring Forward Youth Dance Festival has come to an end for another year. As ever it was one to remember, demonstrating that youth dance is flourishing in Somerset!

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