In this section you will find a wide variety of opportunities to dance. This section is for anyone who wants to either try moving for the first time, develop their skills, learn, perform or choreograph.
We believe that anyone can dance, and we believe deeply in the positive benefits dance can bring to all:
- We believe (/know) that children taking part in dance results in increased performance in their education, happier, more resilient and independent children
- Dance can build connections, can educate ourselves and each other on cultural differences, local & global issues, help us get fit, have fun and feel better.
- Through dancing we make stronger human connections
- We have an amazing offer of thought provoking, relevant and entertaining dance performances – and the Engagement team are designing ways that you can get involved beyond just watching the show unfold.
It’s with the above in mind that we have 6 key strands of the participatory programme:
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
The Older Dancer
All of our work is rooted locally to Bournemouth and is responding to need, operates in partnership and is of the highest quality. We place value on inclusive practise, we respect the importance of diversity and we strive to ensure fair access to dance.
We are an Arts Mark Partner, an Arts Award Centre and a Trinity Champion Centre.