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Partner Dance Organisations

The South West has a strong collaborative network of partner dance organisations covering almost every local authority. 

We collaborate on events that take place right across the region such as the Cultural Olympiad and Big Dance and are increasingly looking to co-commission work for touring. We meet regularly to discuss issues and share information and act as a strategic "Engine Room" to drive action by a much broader partnership of dance organisations who share a passion for dance development.

Each partner dance organisation develops and promotes dance but has a unique flavour to what they do. The Regional Partners pages give you brief information about them and a link to their website where you can find out much more about their offer.

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    Bath Dance

    Bath - Bath Dance is the emerging dance initiative for Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) hosted by ICIA, University of Bath.

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    Theatre Bristol

    Bristol - Theatre Bristol is a collective of producers who work with the theatre community and others to create the right conditions for the best live performance in Bristol.

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    Dance in Devon

    Devon - Our Mission is to inspire, celebrate and develop high quality dance that benefits the people of Devon and beyond.

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    Activate Performing Arts

    Dorset - Activate produces, promotes and develops the performing arts in Dorset with the belief that art can affect positive change in our communities.

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    Gloucestershire - Working with partners in education, health and the community, GDance aim to remove barriers to participation in the arts sector.

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    Plymouth Dance

    Plymouth - Plymouth Dance connects, creates and celebrates Dance in the City, working with venues, groups and practitioners in the city.

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    Take Art

    Somerset - Take Art Ltd runs the county dance agency and we support high quality performance and participation throughout Somerset.

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    Swindon Dance

    Swindon - Swindon Dance is ‘a place where ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things through dance’.

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