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PDSW Origins 2021 CallOut

A digital performance platform for young dancers, schools & youth dance groups across the South West to showcase their creative dance film work

Learning Associates Schools Programme: Musical Theatre Workshop with David McMullan

PDSW are delighted to welcome West End artist David McMullan to deliver a very special Musical Theatre (closed) workshop for our Learning Associates School partner Bournemouth Poole College.


We currently have two opportunities for professional creatives: Visiting Artists (Open Call) and Company in Residence.

How PDSW have Supported our Young People this Year

There have been so many wonderful & inspiring stories of our local pupils & teachers finding innovative ways to keep dancing this term that we decided now would be the perfect time to share some of this with you. It’s […]

Waving Goodbye to… Surf The Wave

After three years, it is time for PDSW’s programme Surf The Wave to Wave Goodbye. “It has been a privilege to run this massive programme and bring the UK Dance Showcase to Bournemouth and Poole on the South Coast of […]

New Job Opportunity… Finance Officer Role

Come work with us at Pavilion Dance South West and help us continue to make PDSW a fabulous place to work.    PDSW is looking for a Finance Officer with a love of the arts and finance!  Based at Pavilion […]

#KeepDancing – a Campaign for more joy!

Dance is one of the most accessible art forms, but least publicly funded. We are raising £25K to bring more dance to more people and one step at a time, make the world just that little bit happier.

*UPDATE* Unfortunately, as a result of the recent government guidelines in place, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Business Come Dancing@Home2021 in February. However, the full version of Business Come Dancing will be taking place at The Marriott […]


The arts industry is in crisis.

70% of the arts workforce are freelancers and a very high proportion have lost all of their work into 2021. Arts organisations are at risk of closure and/or having to make significant cuts to navigate the harsh economic environment.

We don't know when theatres can fully reopen and there are limited other ways that we can generate income - or enough income to offset costs. Private sources of support are harder than ever to come by.

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