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Our Mission Our Mission We celebrate and encourage dance nationally, building strong local and regional partnerships to connect it to a diverse and broad public.
Grow Grow Focus: artists, practitioners and performances Challenging and supporting artists and makers to respond creatively to opportunities and markets.
Shift & Share Shift & Share Focus: distribution and audiences Supporting more people to see dance and encouraging more dance to be made that is relevant to audiences.
Bounce Bounce Focus: children and young people
Inspiring children and young people in and through dance.
Breathe Breathe Focus: participation and health Advocating for and embedding dance into society's health and well-being provision.

About Us

Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England.

Our work centres around five priority areas: GROW (focus on artists, practitioners and performers), SHIFT & SHARE (focus on distribution and audiences), BOUNCE (focus on children and young people) and BREATHE (focus on participation and health).

In our Bournemouth-based venue, Pavilion Dance, we present dance performances, live screenings, exhibitions and more than 40 dance classes every week, and offer first-rate facilities for artists and practitioners to create, develop, share and try out work.

Find out more about us by downloading our 2011-14 review / 2014-18 preview document (size: 4.5 MB), or see Issuu version below.

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    Who we are and what we do in a single page.

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    Visit us

    We are located at the back of Bournemouth Pavilion and is accessed through the Lower Gardens or via Pier Approach, underneath the flyover.

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    Our team

    Find out more about our team and how to reach them.

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    Work with us

    Vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

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