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Why Dance?

WHY DANCE? was a unique 3-year longitudinal feasibility study with two key aims:
To find out if it is feasible to collect and measure long-term outcomes of the Parkinson’s Dance classes for dancers
To explore what long-term impact Parkinson’s Dance classes might have on measurements of quality of life?

Women Leaders South West Announces Associates

Inaugral women leaders set to inspire with WLSW. The first group of trailblazing women have been selected for Women Leaders South West, a pioneering arts leadership programme based in the SW region.

The Shouting Mute joins PDSW as Creative Review Artist.

The Shouting Mute – aka Dave Young – is working with PDSW to review our online and live shows over the next 12 months. We are delighted to present his first reviews of Night Tree by Second Hand dance which […]

SECOND LOCKDOWN: A pause, not a stop.

With the latest government advice it is with a heavy heart that we close the doors to our building once again on Thur, 5 Nov.
However, until then we are going to keep dancing. Classes scheduled for tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday will still go ahead in person in our fabulous Covid-Secure studios.

PDSW reflections on actions for a more equitable future

We recognise the need for social change that has been expressed through the Black Lives Matter movement and it has been a catalyst for us to re-evaluate and revise our Equality & Diversity programme and policy.

Dance & Tech Forum: 8-29 Oct, 2020

PDSW’s Dance & Tech Forum unites cutting edge technology with the leading digital practitioners in the dance sector. A month of events including; digital screenings, technical presentations, creative debate on the digital space and networking opportunities for artists and technology companies who want to fully explore the use of digital and technology within each sector.

A Decade of Dance: 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations! Incredibly, it is 10 years since Dance South West moved into Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth and became Pavilion Dance South West. See what we have in store for you to celebrate with us.

SWDAN present: The Artist Recovery Plan

Join South West Dance Artists Network (SWDAN) and PDSW as we bring a desperately needed CPD weekend for professional Dance Artists in the South West.

We’re Good To Go!

Proud to be a certified ‘Good To Go’. Read more to find out how we achieved this certification and made our building safe!

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