Young Choreographers SW 

Regional programme announced to nurture young choreographic talent.  If you are aged 16-24 and love chereographing you are invited to apply NOW. Deadline 3rd October 2014.

Two amazing residential intensive weekends are on offer:

Saturday 8 / Sunday 9 November 2014 with Russell Maliphant

Dartington SPACE, Devon

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 January 2015 with Dan Canham , Peter Wardell and 2 other artists, to be announced

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

This programme is led by Pavilion Dance South West with support from Dance in Devon.

'Dance in Time' for International Older People's day - 1st October

The event, held in collaboration with Dartington and Abundant Life, celebrates our Silver Dancers programme in which professional dance leaders have been working with over 100 older people living in six residential homes in Devon since March, of whom over half are expected to take part on the day. 

A highlight will be performance by Upswing - an exciting company of circus and aerial performers, including older contemporary dancers and trapeze artists, who are artists in residence at Dartington.

Wednesday 1 October, Dartington SPACE, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN


£10 including lunch

Book now online or by calling the Dartington Box Office on 01803 847070

Design a New Arts Project for Dawlish 


arts wave devon are running a major arts project in the Dawlish area.  We have the funding to run 75 participatory arts sessions leading up to an event for the whole community.  Participatory arts are all about people working alongside professional artists to produce their own creative work.  We are particularly keen to reach older people, young people and people with a disability.
For more information, to share your ideas or to keep invovled please contact: | Tel. 01803 868116


Dance Offerings

'Thank you'

   Julia Thorneycroft Dance: Frustra             

On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome surprise guests Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Resident Choreographer for the Royal Ballet along with Antoine Vereecken, Independent dance artist primarily working with Wayne McGregor to ‘Dance Offerings’ at Dartington as part of the Tagore Festival. We would like to thank all of the artists for sharing their work to make a fantastic and varied programme of work and what was a very successful evening. The sun was also out and shining - perfect to add to the wonderful atmosphere of the Tagore Festival over the weekend!

Dance Office

Pilot Scheme

 Dance in Devon would like to invite you to share the benefit of our wonderful new space at Dartington Hall.  For the first time we have spare office space and we have ring-fenced a little time to give directly to you.  

Dance Office is a new scheme designed to help manage your dance work, in whatever way you most need, and developing your own skills as we go. 

For further information...

CPD Dance Card 


Dance in Devon takes a strong lead on Continuous Professional Development for anyone working or aspiring to work in the dance sector as teacher, practitioner, leader, performer, choreographer, creative artist.

In order to introduce dance to the wider public artists need to be able to access the relevant training and development opportunities to sustain their skills, passion and enthusiasm for dance. Dance in Devon signposts the best support where it is available, and fills in the gaps in areas where it is not available. 

The CPD Dance Card aims to open up opportunities for people engaged in the dance sector in either Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon, at any stage in their career, to attend training and continuing professional development events are particularly appropriate for the next step in their own personal and professional development

Apply before 1st September 2014

More infomation including the application form can be found here

Arts Wave Devon

Dance in Devon are running a number of POP-up dance and activity events across Devon in the next few months. Click here to see what is going on near you!



Doing an Arts Award?

We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter

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

Find out more from Gillian Dale, our Executive Director.


Devon County Council awards arts activity commissions

The Council has awarded two new commissions for arts activity across the county:  one to Daisi for a programme of participatory projects and one to Beaford Arts for a programme of performances.

Each organisation will be working in a partnership to deliver the programme and we at Dance in Devon are delighted to be part of the partnership with DAISI:

Daisi will work with with Dance in Devon, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Wolf + Water

Beaford Arts with Theatre Alibi and Villages in Action

The aim for the commissions is to enable people from target groups to engage in arts activity that enriches their lives and contributes to their wellbeing. more...           


Dance Network Active

(or DNA) is a new project in Devon and Torbay supporting all those working with children and young people and dance 

Daisi is leading on a survey for DNA (Dance Network Active) and would value any information that you can provide. Your answers will help DNA work together to identify and address gaps in Youth Dance opportunities for young people in
Devon and Torbay.

Click here to complete the survey.

To book, read more, or to join the DNA mailing list visit our blog -

Dance In Devon is a Charity.

If you have benefited from any of the free classes, community work or professional development opportunities and networking connections that we have been able to deliver and share within Devon, please help us to continue to provide these resources by donating.

We love being able to work within the community and enable more people to connect with the wonderful art of dance, we need your help to keep doing so...Thank you!


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A significant step change for Dance in Devon into a new phase of growth after 6 excellent years laying the foundations

We are now in our lovely new offices at Dartington SPACE and we have to admit it is a lovely environment to be part of. If you're ever down this way then give us a call as we'd love to show you our new offices! 01803 868116

As a companion organisation in we are part of the Immerse programme which is a membership scheme for individuals and companies which provides a range of benefits from artists events and networking to free access to Space Studios through the standby SPACE scheme and support in producing new, critically acclaimed touring work. For more details, visit 

More......  on Dance in Devon developments


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