Performing Arts Dance

Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret

Teaching and performing modern burlesque with dance classes in Scotland and across the UK as well as supplying burlesque and cabaret performers. Background, press and class information.

African Dance and Theatre Association (ADANTA)

Dedicated to preserving and appreciation of traditional African music, dance, theatre, and culture; includes details of performances and workshops, with videos, diary, and contacts.

All England Dance Association

Organises the All England Dance Competition, an annual competitive festival of theatre dance; includes programme and venue details, list of nominated festivals, and results.

Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK

A network for dance movement therapists. Describes DMT and lists workshops provided by members plus career and training advice.

The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora

National organisation that supports the practice and appreciation of dance of the African diaspora. Background, key activities, learning resources, events, download of dance class listings, and details of various projects.

The Benesh Institute

Promotes the knowledge understanding and practice of movement study through Benesh Movement Notation. Offers articles, study options and notation editing software.

Big Dance 2012

Biennial nine day festival of dance in London. Features details of what's on and how to take part, as well as educational resources and inspiration.

British Theatre Dance Association

Providing information to dance teachers and examiners as well as students and parents. Includes event details.

Chantraine Dance of Expression

Originating in France, and offering dance as an expressive art for for well-being and joy. Displays information on the method, classes in London and the South East, centres and short courses, and events.

Cheshire Dance

Serving the dance community in Cheshire, and those who want to dance, with classes, projects and development assistance.

Community Dance Wales

Umbrella body which supports and develops best practice in community dance; features training schemes, dance courses and registration.

Dance Base

Promoting and delivering dance activity in the city of Edinburgh with studios, classes, performances, support for professional dancers and outreach projects.

Dance City

The National Dance Agency for the North East of England. From Newcastle Upon Tyne and offering performances, workshops, projects, youth dance and education.

Dance Consortium

A group of large UK theatres who work together to promote contemporary dance from different parts of the world, and book international touring companies. Venues, what's on, news, and features.

Dance Digital

Regional dance development agency for the East of England. Contains information on courses, classes and performances.

Dance Europe

Multi-lingual magazine published in London and covering performances and training across Europe. Includes audition listings.

Dance House

A national dance centre in Glasgow providing a wide range of movement styles, workshops, and choreographic and performance opportunities for both professional dancers and the community.

Dance Initiative Greater Manchester

Central dance organisation providing a range of opportunities for dance. Contains sections on grants, events, projects,and support for professional dancers.

Dance Northwest

The Lowry Youth Dance Partnership is a collective of organisations working to provide and champion high quality dance in all its forms in the region; with a dance directory, news and information, and contacts.

Dance South West

Regional strategic agency for dance helping people to make, watch and participate in dance. Outlines their remit and explains how they work.

Dance UK

A national representative and campaigning organisation for dance; includes a guide to their services (particularly their Healthier Dancer programme), with directories of choreographers and medical practititioners.


A biennial celebration of dance on the big screen, organised in Edinburgh; includes a programme, call fro submissions, and an archive of previous events.


Nottingham based organisation supports dance artists and practitioners, with a focus on innovative work. Background, training, festival information and projects.


Takes dance into the community and supports professional dancers. Providing details of dance retreats, summer schools, classes, workshops and groups, and an online movie of Soil Dances for schools.

Dancers' Career Development

Supporting professional dancers who are transitioning to new careers; includes information on bursaries and other available support.

Dancer's Information

Aims to provide tips for exotic dancers seeking to protect themselves from financial exploitation, abuse and a lack of safety.


Directory of dance resources, categorised and searchable. With articles and news.

Dancing Times

UK based magazine covering and reporting on all forms of dancing. Includes contents of current and past issues, news and gallery.

Diversions: Dance Company of Wales

Features information about this dance company, its base, repertoire and achievements. With what's on listings, image gallery and video clips.

Domino Barbeau

Exotic international burlesque dancer, provides a biography and reviews.

English Amateur Dancesport Association

Provides support for amateur dancers at all levels, and maintains the national charts.

EntsWeb: Dance

Listings of professional dancers, dance clubs and associations, dance classes and resources for dancers.

Foundation for Community Dance

Organisation for dance professionals involved in creating opportunities for dance. With resources, case studies, research, directory and magazine.

Inter Varsity Dance Association

Association set up to promote dance in universities and co-ordinate university dance competitions. News, forms, and events.

International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB)

A biennial festival that presents an international programme of performance and participation at venues across the West Midlands; includes a programme and news, how to participate, and contacts.

Japanese Dancing

Miss Aoyama, a master of Japanese classical dance offers to teach a few selected students, and provides recitals internationally. Includes details of her dance training, images of her classical folk dance and a workshop.

JK Dance Manchester

Team of dancers, choreographers and image stylists who can achieve a ‘look’ for advertising campaigns, events, promos, dramas and films.

Language of Dance Centre

Explains the concept, an approach to exploring, creating and recording dance and movement, and displays sections on projects, resources, and courses.

Let’s Dance International Festival

Held every May and brings a number of dance companies to Leicester from around the world; with a programme, booking details, artist profiles, and contacts.

London Dance

Provides London based events listings, news, features, directory and information on youth dance. Features include video clips, interviews and media links.

Ludus Dance

Creates and tours contemporary dance-based performances and workshops, and offers community dance activities including dance classes in Lancaster and youth dance groups across Lancashire.

Merseyside Dance Initiative

Regional dance development agency aiming to develop participation in all forms of dance throughout Merseyside; dance classes, community dance, careers advice and studio hire.

Miss Pole Dance UK

Focusing on this contest for professional pole dancers.

Move It

London dance festival aimed at dancers, teachers, students and dance enthusiasts.

National Resource Centre for Dance

Founded at the University of Surrey to provide support services to dance education and research. Training, online store, archive and projects.

Pole 2 Pole

Magazine covering the world of pole dance. Competitions, inside the industry, and articles.

Pole Ballet

Fuses the grace and elegance of ballet with the energy, impact and fun of acrobatic pole. Includes details of graded classes in Islington, London.

Rawhead Dance Theatre

Intergenerational and multicultural company based in London and performing a range of modern dance including contact improvisation, disco, street dance, aerials, and acrobalance.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival

One of the largest dance festivals in the south-east of England, held every February, with a wide range of classes available; includes programme, news and results, and how to enter.

Sadlers Wells

A theatre with a strong contemporary dance programme, and presenting acclaimed international and UK dance to London audiences. History, what's on, ticket booking and video clips.

Sequence Dancing Online

An online sequence dance resource with details and locations of UK clubs, events dates and competition results. Includes teaching details.

Swindon Dance

Independent charitable trust promoting dance with performances, community dance, education and venues. Lists dance class timetables, performances and events.

The Tiller Girls

Documents the history of this, one of the most famous dance schools of all time.

Touch Trust

Provides creative, touch-based movement and dance programmes for individuals affected by autism. Includes gallery, newsletter and details of sessions held in Cardiff and elsewhere in Wales.

UK Hip Hop Dance Championships

Contains news from this annual hip hop dance championships, plus information on entry.

UK Same Sex Dance Council (UKSSDC)

Represents the interests of same-sex dancers, trainers, adjudicators and competition organisers; includes a guide to competitions and events, resources, news, and contacts.

Woking Dance Festival

Presents three seasons of dance every year featuring international artists, bespoke commissions and premieres of new dance; with programmes and news, and details of their artist development activities. Wokingdancefest

Yorkshire Dance

Runs a variety of sessions and courses each week from Bollywood and Ballroom to Breakdance and Ballet, as well as support for professional dancers, community dance and outreach projects.

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