Enriching people’s lives through the art of dance.
We work 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 (DFE), funder of the Centre for Advanced Training (Dance)
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 https://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. The 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. https://www.onedanceuk.org/
National Dance Centres for Advanced Training in Dance (CATs), 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. https://www.nationaldancecats.co.uk/
UK Dance Conservatoires and Vocational Colleges, these institutions train some of our top dance professionals in the UK. Many of the young dancers from our Talent Development Programme receive mentoring, coaching and advise from tutors of these organisations and go onto to oe of these schools to complete their full-time training before entering the professional world.
ArtsMark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England http://www.artsmark.org.uk/about-artsmark
The Royal Ballet School (RBS) primary STEPS Partnership is funded by the DFE and run by the RBS Dance Partnership and Access Programme in Swindon with Swindon Dance. 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. https://www.royalballetschool.org.uk/participate/primary-schools/
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Swindon Dance is an approved dance centre of the ISTD to deliver the Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy accredited by ISTD. https://www.istd.org/home/
Pavilion Dance South West and other Dance organisations across the south west region; Swindon Dance and these organisations work together to bring a complete programme of inclusive dance projects, classes, workshops and performances across the region. https://www.pdsw.org.uk/
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
Prodance is a professional urban dance agency that works with some of the most influential dancers in the world helping them achieve their goals as professionals. Prodance works closely with Swindon Dance mentoring and coaching our young talented urban dancers. https://www.prodance.co.uk
Plague Dance Crew are one of the most respected street dance companies on the planet. Formed by Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar (now a lead dancer and choreographer for Cirque Du Soleil). Plaque, under the Direction of Brooke Miliner work to inspire and train the next top level street dancers. https://www.plaguedance.com/
Prime Theatre, theatre for young children and adults in Swindon. https://www.primetheatre.co.uk/
Create Studios, working nationally and internationally from its base in Swindon to inspire and support artists and talent in the digital field.http://createstudios.org.uk/
Swindon Piano ‘N’ Drama Studio, is a music and drama school located in Swindon Dance. http://www.swindonpianondrama.co.uk/
Dance Direct has grown from a family run business to become the leading dancewear retailer in the UK and Europe. Born from the belief that dancewear should be more widely available and affordable, the company was founded by two ex-professional ballet dancers who wanted to do something to help struggling dancers. For the last 19 years, we have helped and supported hundreds of thousands of dancers – from children just starting out, to adults in their professional careers. Their passion is in providing high quality, affordable dancewear and accessories to the dance community; and their pride is in enabling dancers to achieve their dreams without worrying about the cost. www.dancedirect.com
Featured photographs and film content by:
- Baila Productions
- Mark Pepperall
- Rachel Cherry
- Tony Nandi
* other pictures courtesy of featured companies and artists
Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the local authority in leasing us our venue, the old Town Hall, and maintaining the building’s infrastructure