Latest Dance News

At Pavilion Dance, we’re always trying to keep on top of everything happening in the world of performing arts and dance. In this section, you can find our entire library of dance news and blog articles to read. We’re constantly updating our dance news hub with brand new articles, covering everything from dance events in the local, south coast area, emergent national dance news stories, in-house updates from within Pavilion Dance South West, and much more!

Joint Associate Artist venture announced by Pavilion Dance and Swindon Dance

Pavilion Dance South West and Swindon Dance announce their latest joint venture, the appointment of South West dance artist Sean Moss as their Joint Associate Artist 2024-26. “More than ever, dance artists need essential support to develop their work and […]

Back on the International Stage!

It’s great to be working internationally again and this year we’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic international artists including TS Crew from Hong Kong here in February with their sold out Chinese Dragon performance.  We’ve also welcomed […]

Welcome to our new Board Co-chair Natasha Player

We are delighted to announce that our trustee Natasha Player will be joining Eddie Nixon to become our Board Co-chairs.  Natasha has been an intrinsic part of the organisation since 2018 when she was appointed as Pavilion Dance’s first Changemaker, […]

Dorset Community Foundation grant to support new wellbeing classes

As we approach Mental Health Awareness Week this May – with the theme of Movement – we are delighted to have received grant funding from The Dorset Community Foundation to support two new weekly movement & wellbeing classes at Pavilion […]

CAT programme for aspiring dancers launches in Bournemouth

The CAT is out of the bag!  Swindon Dance’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) are bringing their prestigious Contemporary pilot training programme to the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) region.  This 10-week pilot programme will enable aspiring dancers in the […]

Ophelia inspired dance captivates at Russell Cotes Museum

In a new cultural partnership with our near neighbours Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum we were thrilled to come together for their ‘Dangerous Women’ Museum Late event in April and co-commission the wonderful contemporary dance artists Kay Crook and […]

The Business of Culture – A successful Trustee Matching day!

In March 2024 we were delighted to partner with Dorset Chamber to host an exclusive Trustee and Board matching event funded by Arts Council England.  This event brought together Dorset Chamber businesses with local arts charities and not for profit […]

Learning Associate School Workshops from floor to ceiling!

It’s been a busy term for some of our Learning Associate Schools, with some exciting workshops taking place at Bourne Academy, Bournemouth & Poole College, and Talbot Primary before the Easter break!  From climate inspired pieces to daring circus moves […]

Business Come Dancing Back to Sparkle for 2024!

Pavilion Dance South West is a Bournemouth-based charity and we are launching our annual fundraising dance competition Business Come Dancing, an event we’ve been throwing for the local business community for over 10 years. We see dance as a superpower, […]

About Pavilion Dance

Pavilion Dance South West is a registered charity based in the sunny south coast of England, right here in Bournemouth. We believe that dance is a socially relevant, wholly inclusive, and generally brilliant tool in connecting people – and making lives just that little bit better! We work across the entire Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) area to put on fantastic live shows and performances, engaging workshops and classes, and other functions. Click the link below to learn even more about how Pavilion Dance operates.

Dance Classes at Pavilion Dance

A lot of our dance news articles explore the huge variety of dance classes, workshops, and other exciting opportunities for learning the art of dance, right here with Pavilion Dance. Have you caught the dance bug, and want to learn more about how to sign up for any of our inclusive dances and workshops? From ballet, to tango, to salsa, to ballroom – and everything in between! With our team of professional and friendly dance experts, there’s something for everything at Pavilion Dance – so book now and secure your space today!

What’s On at Pavilion Dance?

At Pavilion Dance, you’ll see from our dance news articles that you can find much more than just the most engaging, inclusive, and fun dance workshops and lessons in the south! At our renowned theatre venue, you’ll also find loads of opportunities for a great night out, with live performances, interactive workshops, and dance events – help all year round! With the link below, you can check out our complete list of What’s On at Pavilion Dance in the coming months, so make sure to have a look and book your tickets while you still can.

Visit Pavilion Dance

Are you interested in taking part in any of our engaging dance classes? Or perhaps taking a trip down to the Pavilion Dance Venue, to take in the sight of one of our exciting dance shows or events? Visit Pavilion Dance on Westover Road, Bournemouth, contact us at – or give us a call on 01202 203630 if you have any more questions about what we do! 

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