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Dance Development

As a dance development organisation we strive to bring dance in as many ways as possible to as many people as possible across the South West region.

We invite you to browse the following dance development pages and discover the multiple opportunities on offer, whether you are a dance artist, a teacher, a health practitioner, or whether you are just interested in the many ways dance can make a difference to people's lives.

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    Partner Dance Organisations

    The South West has a strong collaborative network of dance organisations, who collaborate on events that take place right across the region.

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    South West based Companies

    There is a range of professional dance companies developing performance work for touring, based across the South West region.

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    South West based venues

    There is a diverse range of venues and programmers currently presenting or intending to present dance performance in the South West region.

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    Children & Young People

    We play a significant role in co-ordinating and supporting dance work with/by/for children and young people in Bournemouth, Poole and across the region.

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    For Artists

    We support artists and companies who share our aspirations for creating work that connects with people. Here's how we do it.

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    Shift & Share

    Shift & Share is a pilot strategic distribution and audience & skills development project, to increase audiences for small-scale dance in the South West.

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    Dance for Health

    We advocate for and embed dance in society’s health and wellbeing provision. This is one of our five priority areas, called BREATHE.

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    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

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    Digitising Dance

    At PDSW we are excited to test different ways of digitising every area of our work – reaching out to new audiences.

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    Jobs, CPD and other exciting opportunities in the region.

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