Activities, events and performing

Enriching lives through dance

Our team takes Dance OUT into the community and schools offering exciting and diverse projects and dance activities.

We aim to offer everyone, regardless of age, ability or background the chance to experience and participate in the richness of dance, whether they are stumbling across it for the first time at one of our community events or taking part in a dance residency, performance opportunity or working with a visiting professional dance artist or company.

The Jam Festival & West Country Clash return (19th – 23rd April 2022)

In 2022 the festival and clash will be taking place both online and live at Swindon Dance.

MORE ABOUT THE JAM FESTIVAL

MORE ABOUT WEST COUNTRY CLASH

 

Swindon Youth Dance Company (SYDCo)

Would you like to perform with our flagship youth dance company?
 
Audition to become part of a dedicated and focused dance group, develop your technical and choreographic skills and get to perform in dance platforms and performances across the south and southwest of England.

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Our DanceOUT menu
 

Our projects offer a rich mix of dance styles, the chance to meet new people, have fun and opportunities to make and perform work.

Our projects are for people with or without dance experience, are age appropriate and are designed to support individual and group development providing that perfect springboard for progression and enjoyment.
 
We are dedicated to maximising the opportunities in dance for adults, children, and young people.
 

Our Education and Development team is on hand to discuss your individual dance requirements.

 

healthy schools initiative

Practical classes and courses that support the Healthy Schools Award and are kite-marked by Swindon Borough Council’s Healthy Schools team. We suggest weekly classes over a half or whole term. These can be adapted to address Physical and/or Mental Health and well-being and your pupil’s aims (Bronze/Silver/Gold). We have worked with a number of schools including Hazelwood Academy, Westlea Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School.
 

dancing through the decades

Practical classes and courses that explore the 1910’s right up to today’s social and cultural cross curricula links to History, Physical Education, Geography and Music. We use film and visual resources to support these sessions.
 

Boys & young men dancing

Practical classes and courses led by male dance teacher’s to empower and encourage more boys and young men to dance. Styles on offer include Urban, Contemporary and Contact.
 

visit the venue 

Bring your students to us to experience a half or full day in our artisitc life. Each visit includes:

  • Tour of the grade 2 listed building, it’s history and a fun quiz (with prizes)
  • One or more dance classes in one of our professional dance studio, led by highly experienced dance teachers and tailored to your requirements. A range of styles are available including; Jazz, Contemporary and Street.
  • A Q&A session with a real life professional dancer/dance teacher/professional and Director of the venue.

 

sports premium & artsmark

We offer primary school teacher dance training courses, classes and packages for Sports Premium funded activities. We are also an Artsmark partner.
 

special education & disability work

We have a small, dedicated team of experienced and specialist dance teachers and musicians that are available to work in special schools and groups.
 

curricula & extra curricula classes & courses

We continue to offer curricula and extra curricula classes and courses in schools and other communities across Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucester and beyond. We have qualified, experienced professional dance teachers in a range of styles including; Ceative dance, Contemporay, Urban Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Social and Cultural styles.
 

register your interest

For more information contact our Education and Development team:
Email: sarah.fletcher@swindondance.org.uk
Tel: 01793 601707