Surf the Wave

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!

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 […]

Programming Dance Together – Webinar Recording

Programming Dance Together: considering new strategies for programmers and artists to present and create work. A Surf The Wave session presented by PDSW, part of NDN and One Dance UK’s ‘The Time is Now’: a series of digital events that […]


Further to the government’s announcement on Monday 16th March, Pavilion Dance South West have decided to cancel all further Surf The Wave Sharing & Networking Events. This includes the Wales, London and South East events. We want to thank all […]

Departure of Head of Performance, Sheila Creevey

The board and staff of Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) are preparing to bid farewell to Head of Performance, Sheila Creevey, who will leaving on 13 March, 2020 to begin her new role as CEO, Dance Ireland. Sheila has spoken […]

UK Dance Showcase – Programme announced

Surf The Wave, a project run by Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) has today announced the first wave of artists and companies to be programmed as part of the UK Dance Showcase, 16 – 19 May 2019. The showcase is […]

Surf The Wave – Registration Open

Surf The Wave will be hosting the UK Dance Showcase from 16 – 19 May 2019 in Bournemouth and Poole. The Showcase event is an opportunity for programmers to experience dance works by new and established artists in both theatre […]

Call for Participation – Surf The Wave Intensives in Wales

For UK based independent dance artists and companies Pavilion Dance South West invite applications for participation in the Surf The Wave in Wales Intensive from UK- based independent dance artists, dance companies and their producers to attend an event that aims […]

Surf The Wave Project Director’s Update

  ‘Paddling for position’ When designing and testing our thinking for Surf The Wave, we used surfing analogies to help us to communicate the intention of each of the phases of activity. For Phase 1, we used ‘Paddling for position’ […]


For UK based independent dance artists and companies Pavilion Dance South West and The Work Room invite applications for participation in the Surf The Wave Intensives Scotland from UK- based independent dance artists, dance companies and their producers to participate in […]

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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