COVID-19 UPDATE:  26/3/20
It was with heavy hearts that we closed our building and that we have cancelled planned public events until the end of August 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 Emergency. 
We will be working towards re-opening with a celebration of dance on Saturday 5 September as we mark 10 years at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth.
You will find information on our news pages and on all our social channels as we make new plans to keep you dancing and support the professional dance community in these unprecedented times.

Coming up

Commercial Jazz with Jazz Gritt
Vincent Dance Theatre: In Loco Parentis
9th April 2020
Dance Fitness with Marta Ammendola
13th September — 13th December 2019
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Our story

Pavilion Dance South West is a registered charity (1111641) dedicated to transforming communities through dance. Communities might be professional choreographers, dancers, producers, young people, or people living with Parkinson’s.

PDSW projects grow from one blueprint: to enable communities to enjoy creativity and well-being offered through dance.

Our Work…

How does dancing make you feel? Discover what dancing means to our community and embrace what it could do for you no matter what your ability. Everyone just loves to dance!


Dance for health

As both a form of exercise and a lifestyle choice, dancing has been proven to positively impact fitness, physical and mental health and overall wellbeing – for any age.

It is our mission to pioneer innovative programmes targeting specific health needs, rooted in research and built with sustainability and legacy at its heart.

Surf The Wave

An ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies.


Venue hire

If you’re looking for a unique venue to hold your performance or any type of event then look no further.


Latest news at PDSW

COVID-19 UPDATE 26/3/2020
Day 3: Parkinson's Awareness Week LISTENING TO DANCE
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