Project Dance is an arts organisation based in the south of England which works to broaden dance’s accessibility to society at large. Through the creation of original, socially motivated dance theatre and the development of engagement opportunities designed to allow anyone to experience the benefits of dancing, the organisation’s ultimate ambition is to break down the barriers which prevent the artform from being shared openly with the masses.
Project Dance has two distinct branches: Project Dance Community and The Project Dance Company, which work simultaneously to achieve the company’s goals. Unapologetically youth led, Project Dance is run by a team of passionate young people who value the importance art has on society and are united by a love for the universal language of dance.
The Project Dance Company premiered Growing Pains, its first ever full length theatre production. Consisting of a cast of 30 young dancers from across the UK, rehearsals commenced 10 days before opening night. The world premiere took place at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton on Saturday 27th August 2022.
An evening of music and dance showcasing talent from across the south of England, Collective was a specially curated one-night-only event produced by Project Dance in aid of the Octagon Theatre Redevelopment and Project Dance's Young Dancer Bursary Fund.
Back by popular demand, in July 2022 The Project Dance Company returned to the Shaftesbury Fringe after winning 'Best Overall Act' the year before, to perform UNTAMED.
The work of 4 emerging choreographers, CATALYST was the Project Dance Company’s first programme of professional dance works. It was voted Best Overall performance for the entire Fringe festival, and was highly reviewed.