Professional Artists

Swindon Dance, enriching lives through dance

Our Professional Artist Programmes aim to support independent professional artists, choreographers, and company directors at various stages in their career development and reflect the different genre in today’s diverse dance ecology. 

We also offer use of our dance studios free to any artists, choreographers and companies for research and development and/or rehearsals. We have a number of studios and a studio theatre. To see more about our spaces click here.

Space is booked on a first come first serve basis. For more information send an initial email of interest here.  

Browse our offerings for professional artists. 


Young Professional Programme

Supporting young dancers within five years of graduating from a three year full-time training at Vocational College, Dance Conservatoire or equivalent as they start out in the professional world. Next programme starts April 2022.


Photo credit – Adrian Look 

Associate Artist Programme

The programme works to benefit, inform and add value to the participants practice and it is hoped that they will go on to become longer-term associates of Swindon Dance. Next programme starts April 2022.


Photo Credit – Ernie Chang.





Commissions Programme

The aim is to support the next generation of professional dance makers and artists. These programmes are for new to mid-career artists and practitioners. Next programme starts April 2022.


Photo Credit – Dan Martin. 

Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP)

A unique and accessible Level 6 Teaching Diploma for dance artists and practitioners accredited by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Next programme starts October 2021.


Photo Credit – Joseph Dart.