South West Region

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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.

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