Children & Young People

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!

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 […]

Skydiver Soars High in local Schools

This week we’ve been soaring across the skies in local BCP schools to bring a little theatre magic with our ‘Skydiver’ workshops.  Ahead of this half term show on 15th February dance artist Francesca Matthys has ignited children’s imaginations in […]

Exclusive ‘TS Ninja’ Workshops at Talbot Primary School

31st Jan 2024 Ahead of their Pavilion Dance performance of ‘No Dragon No Lion’ in February in our Ocean Theatre, TS Crew brought their modern celebration of Chinese New Year, featuring a mix of parkour, martial arts, beat boxing, acrobatics […]

Dorset & BCP businesses sparkle in Business Come Dancing

Business Come Dancing raises funds to support youth mental health, Parkinson’s Dance and community dance projects across the region.  As Strictly returned from Blackpool our Business Come Dancing annual fundraiser took Bournemouth by storm as its 2023 line-up of local […]

Origins is Back for 2024! Expressions of Interest invited

We are delighted to announce that Origins, Pavilion Dance’s youth dance platform, will be back in Spring 2024!  Save the dates: Sat 23rd/Sun 24th March 2024 Origins is a youth showcase celebration at Pavilion Dance where we are keen to […]

Back to School Workshops and Careers Fairs!

We’ve hosted lots of activity across our schools communities this Autumn 2023 half term! School workshops Talbot Primary have enjoyed lunchtime playground street dance sessions with street dance teacher Laura Cuschieri and Poole High School took part in Rambert style […]

Breaking Down Walls Flash Mob Style!

“WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER WE BREAK DOWN WALLS” Arts by the Sea festival 2023 saw Bournemouth buzzing with outdoor arts, entertainment, installations, performances, activities, projections and a wonderful community spirit.  None more so than the groups that learnt and took […]

Plastic Paradiso Goes on Tour!

An environmental inspired performance engaging children and families in saving the oceans and the value of recycling. We are delighted to announce that Plastic Paradiso, created and choreographed by Claire Benson and commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West has been […]

U.Dance South West 2023 Applications Open!

U.Dance South West 2023 is going to be taking place in Exeter on 25 / 26 March 2023! Hosted by Exeter College & the Northcott Theatre, this celebration of youth dance will offer amazing workshops & performance opportunities to young […]

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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