At Dance in Devon, we believe that dance can be for everyone. Life is better when we move together and we are proud that we can make this happen for all kinds of people in all kinds of ways. We know that the simple joy of making and sharing dances really can change lives. We are inspired by the people we meet through our dance projects, from toddlers to grandparents, and by the hours and hours of hard work our artists put in to making dance happen. With each of our projects we see just how joyful and powerful dance can be.
BUT Dance in Devon is under threat. We receive no regular government or local authority funding to develop or sustain our organisation or dancers in Devon – and this work is the foundation that underpins our projects. It is clear that we need to find new ways to pay for it. We are determined to fight for our charity and we think that with our strong vision for happier and healthier communities and our vibrant artist network, we can adapt and change. But we can’t do it alone.
In early July we will be launching a fundraising campaign. To keep on leaping forward we need your support. Please donate and shout from the rooftops;
Long live dance, long live Dance In Devon.
Upswing at Older People's Day 2014. Andrew Clark Photography
Our Passion Projects
We work with communities across Devon to create dance projects we’re proud to shout about!
Young Choreographers South West is a scheme open to young people aged 18-25 from the South West who are passionate about creating dance for performance or participation, who love to be challenged and inspired and to meet internationally renowned choreographers.
Network. Discuss. IgniteAboutCreative Conversation is a forum for discussion where we interrogate an issue, theme or focus on practice in relation to the dance sector, looking at the context in Devon and national dance community. These events are designed to … Read More
AboutAn informal drop in for dance artists at one of our Exeter Bases for Dance.
Catch up with Lizzy, Project Manager at Dance in Devon, on the first Tuesday of every month in Exeter. We would love to meet local dance … Read More
AboutJoin Dance in Devon and special guest speaker for an evening of networking ahead of a performance at Exeter Phoenix. This is an opportunity to hear about a local dance practitioner’s work, provoke discussion and provide an opportunity to … Read More
We are seeking expressions of interest from independent dance artists and companies who would like to present or pitch their work in the UK Dance Showcase from 16th – 19th May 2019. The Showcase will feature small and mid-scale dance productions, with a focus on UK touring and extending the reach of dance performances to more diverse
places and spaces.
See below for more information and applications!
Deadline: Monday 2 July, 9am
Come and join us to 'Dance Together' with your family this Sunday morning at Dartington. Leela Fisk will be delighted to see you. These family dances offer parents/carers and all ages of children time to enjoy focus on simple movement, freely allowing our bodies to explore and find ways to play together. #SWDANCING #familydance #dancetogether ... See MoreSee Less
A Love Letter to DanceAt Dance in Devon, we believe that dance can be for everyone. Life is better when we move together and we are proud that we can make this happen for all kinds of people in all kinds of ways. We know that the simple joy of making and sharing dances really...
Introducing one of our volunteer dance reviewers, Poppy O'Reilly:
After graduating from London Studio Centre with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance in 2016, I found myself returning to Devon to pursue a career in dance psychology stemming from my own personal experiences. I’ve combined this with coaching young people ... Read More