Before Dance in Devon was established, dancers in the region were feeling isolated. There was a need for a dance community for people who wanted to spread the message of what you can get out of dance. Now, from ballet to modern, tap to salsa, Dance in Devon works with people of all ages and abilities across the county. The organisation partners with dance groups, helping them put on ambitious events, offering training, professional development and support, and spreading the word about what’s available.
National Lottery funding has helped the organisation to run various projects. One of the most exciting and ambitious projects celebrated UNESCO’s World Dance Day, which seeks to break down barriers across the world using the language of dance. Dance in Devon brought together a large group of professional dance leaders to choreograph a routine, which they then took back to their own dance groups. On World Dance Day, BBC Radio Devon played the music and people across the county danced together, including a group of 200 people on Haytor, the most visited tor (hill) in Devon.
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