We love dancing at Pavilion Dance South West but our real passion is to make a difference to diverse communities through dance and the arts. We aim to inspire talent, from performers, to choreographers, creative directors and beyond with our diverse programme. We are also passionate about improving lives by bringing dance to those communities that might find dance less easy to access or enjoy.

In the run up to National Autism Acceptance Week 2022 (28 March) and World Parkinson’s Day (11 April) here’s two programmes that we are supporting and producing to help make a positive impact on people’s lives.

SWRAC art gallery celebrates young local talent at Pavilion Dance!

As part of National Autism Acceptance Week 2022, we are hosting an exclusive gallery of artwork from students of South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC). SWRAC provide educational and work support including Traineeships and Preparation for Adulthood programmes for those with Special Educational Needs and/or maybe outside of the mainstream educational system. The art gallery, in our Garden theatre corridor, showcases a wonderful range of diverse talent and exhibits, open for all visitors to the venue to enjoy from 23 March – 1 April 2022.

Parkinson’s Dance Awareness Day: A spotlight on dance making a difference: 9 April 2022

Our Parkinson’s Dance class is a wonderful sight. This will be a celebration in the run up to World Parkinson’s Day to show how our Parkinson’s Dance project has rippled out far beyond our local BCP area and into the South West region, bringing benefits to many that live with the symptons of Parkinson’s. From classes in-person and online, to professional practice workshops and celebration days, it’s an area of focus that is making big differences to daily lives. We’ll be inviting the community to come and join in and see and feel the impact that dance is making to so many with this condition. From singing to African drumming, creative classes and breath workshops, there will also be a chance to watch ‘What a load of Balls’, a national lottery funded Parkinson’s film by Sue Wylie.

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