Dance in Devon is all about making opportunities for the people of Devon to take part in dance. It doesn’t matter what age you are or how good or bad you think you are at dancing. It doesn’t matter where you live or what style of dance appeals to you. We strive to reach every post code and every community and create chances to join in the dance, if that’s what you want to do.
We deliver participatory dance activities on behalf of Devon County Council. We work with schools and colleges to open up routes into dance for young people. We broker opportunities and match the right projects together with the very best dance leaders. And sometimes we even create a little bit of magic, like when we brought guest artists from The Royal Ballet to perform in Princetown Community centre.
We have taken the dance all over Devon- from the top of Haytor, Ilfracombe beach, Clovelly harbour, Stockland village hall to Haldon forest. We believe anyone can dance, anywhere.
We share opportunities on our website and newsletter, and post dance class information through our social media channels. Find out about the latest opportunities here
We run projects for older people, currently we are working with 6 residential homes in Devon. For the last two years we have run Dance In Time, a dance event focused on older people dancing and to celebrate International Older People’s Day in October.
Dance in Devon is committed to increasing the understanding of the benefits of dance on the lives of young people and is keen to support young dancers across the county in a multitude of roles. We offer opportunities, resources and training, and support to make Youth Dance in Devon the best that it can be. Annually we host Young Choreographers South West in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West.
On Sunday 19th April 2015 we hosted the regional UDance for Devon supporting local youth dance companies.
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We welcome children and young people and offer you:
• Attend dance events, like Creative Conversation and Watch This Space
• See dance shows in Devon and post your reviews on our website
• Join us in the dance office for advice and opportunities
• Observe dance professionals working in the studio
We will launch this new project in 2015 to support dance activities for people with disability in Devon.