Swindon Dance works with a range of Partnerships and Networks through which we can reach out to achieve more and have a broader impact on the dance ecology.


Arts Council England, Swindon Dance is a regularly funded Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation.

Department for Education, funder of the Youth Dance Academy Centre for Advanced Training in Dance

BBC Children in Need, supporting SALTO! Juniors

Big Lottery


NDN National Dance Network  is a network of 28 dance organisations whose primary role is the development of dance in the context of presenting, programming and commissioning. www.nationaldance.co.uk

People Dancing – The Foundation for Community Dance
Swindon Dance is a member of People Dancing which is a UK-wide organisation that exists to develop opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance. People Dancing work with, and on behalf of artists, organisations and teachers involved in leading, delivering or supporting community participatory dance. www.communitydance.org.uk

One Dance UK
One Dance UK is the national body for dance in the UK, formed by the merger of Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England. Our organisation represents dancers at all levels of the dance industry, and champions excellence in education, youth dance, dance of the African diaspora, performance, health and well-being, management, leadership and career development. http://www.onedanceuk.org/

National Dance CATs (Centres for Advanced Training in Dance), Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) in Dance identify children with exceptional potential in dance and develop their talent through pioneering programmes, creating and inspiring future generations of world class dancers and choreographers.


The Royal Ballet School (RBS) primarySTEPS Partnership is funded by the DFE and run by the RBS Dance Partnership and Access Programme in Swindon with Swindon Dance and Churchfields Academy. Every Autumn primarySTEPS provides year 3 pupils in Swindon with access to a first experience in dance, with pupils then selected to continue working with RBS through a three year programme in Swindon. www.royalballetschool.org.uk/participate/primary-schools/

Artsmad is a local strategic development initiative comprising of local and regional arts and education organisations that together help children and young people in Swindon to access high quality arts experiences. www.artsmad.org.uk

Big Hat Arts & Disability is an inclusive network combining Reach Inclusive Arts, Swindon Dance, Upham Road Day Centre, Music Alive, Gigabit, Commonweal and Crowdys Hill Schools. It exists to develop opportunities, raise awareness and increase access to performing arts, particularly for disabled people. www.thebighat.org.uk