Your search result

Our Work

Disability Dance Session

Dance and Disability

Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities and people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD).
Live Well Dance

Dance and Older Adults

At Cheshire Dance, we provide opportunities for older adults to live in the moment and to engage physically, socially and emotionally through movement and dance in community sessions across Cheshire West and Cheshire East.
Tea Ladies

Dance and Dementia

Dance is recognised as providing therapeutic benefit, it is a form of release and means of expression, using simple creative movements allows people to express something of their individuality. 
School

Dance and Schools

Cheshire Dance works with educational settings to deliver school improvement plans and to enrich the current curriculum framework through quality dance practises that add real value.
Dance and Young People at Cheshire Dance

Dance and Young People

Cheshire Dance works within the community and in education settings to enrich young lives through dance. Dance & Young People forms an integral part of the principle Cheshire Dance Programme.
Dance and Education

Dance and Education

Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
EP Dance Mini

EP Dance Project

Partnership project between Cheshire Dance and The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), hosted at The Boaty Theatre.
Nantwich

Breath of Fresh Air

A 2022 partnership project with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Cheshire Dance to enable reconnection and restoration through spending quiet time in nature. 
Winsford Creates

Winsford Creates

An adventure through the arts; a free festival dance performances, live bands, percussion parades, creative workshops, a Cine Window installation, great food & drink… and a fantastic vibe!
Spotlight Winsford

The Spotlight Project

The Spotlight Project from Cheshire Dance forms part of the Cultural Regeneration Programme for Winsford Town Centre.
Flags for Hope Project

Flags for Hope

Celebrating Winsford town, its people and the local heroes who stepped up to support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Project #1

Project #1

Project #1 is a creative project for young LGBTQ+ people aged 13-19 living in and around the City of Chester to come together and explore new ways of moving.
Crossing Point

Crossing Point

Inspiring learning through dance, Crossing Point has provided a unique opportunity for young people to develop dance skills, deepen curriculum knowledge of a chosen topic and perform.
Wildfire Rising

Wildfire Rising

‘Wildfire Rising’ is an associate artist programme from Cheshire Dance and Movema that looks to remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting dance artists from African, South, East and South East Asian diasporas to make way for the rising of their artistry, representation and development.
DCNW Mentoring programme

Dance Consortia North West (DCNW)

Cheshire Dance is the lead organisation of Dance Consortia North West, a powerful gathering of dance artists, companies, venues, universities and dance development organisations.
Inquiring Bodies

Inquiring Bodies

Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
Canal Street

Wanna Dance

Cheshire Dance believes that everyone should be able to be creative throughout their lives and have the right to take part in excellent creative activities in inclusive, enabling environments.
Dance and Education

Connect Move Learn (Schools Workshop)

A unique opportunity for 8 schools in Cheshire to Connect, Move and Learn. Sessions delivered with full COVID19 protocols in place, with workshops taking place in and outside of school buildings.
Now Northwich - Autin Dance

Now Northwich Festival

Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
Tea Ladies

Tea Ladies Care Home Tour

Combining dance, live music, song and the opportunity for care home residents to participate and interact with performers, the Tea Ladies show has allowed residents, family members and staff to experience the transformative power of dance.
DS Dance

DS Dance

DS Dance is a dance group for people with Downs Syndrome, run in partnership with  Down's Syndrome Cheshire , with regular sessions in Winsford, Chester and Crewe.
Golden Memories

Golden Memories

Golden Memories forms part of a Dementia Support Group for those living with Dementia (and their families/carers) in the Cheshire Area of Poynton. 

Move With Us

"Move with Us" is an initiative from Cheshire Dance, Bright Memories and Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust. This  dedicated session gives carers the time and space to move together for a healthier body and mind.
Moving Matters

Moving Matters

In partnership with Healthbox, Moving Matters is a session that allows space for you. Get your body and mind moving through a mixture of dance, yoga and stretching and meditation.
Moving Moments

Moving Moments

Moving Moments saw Cheshire Dance come together with local artist Rachel Almond to create beautifully designed pieces of art to inspire and encourage older adults in Cheshire West to stay active.
Dancing hands

Moving Moments Together

Moving Moments Together is a partnership project with Sanctuary Housing for older residents in Chester to support residents’ mental and physical health through movement and art.
Keep on Dancing

Keep On Dancing (Mature Movers)

Bringing older adults together for movement and dance. A fun, social and active group, Keep On Dancing is an engaging lead and follow session with a wide range of music from all eras.
Live Well Dance

Live Well Dance

Live Well Dance welcomes older adults to enjoy fun and friendly dance classes and to explore creative movement for  a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, including improved physical strength, balance & motor skills, spatial awareness, and mobility to help prevent falls.
Tear It Up

Step Into Dance (Home Education)

Our dance for home education sessions use dance and creative movement to develop wider characteristics for learning whilst promoting creative thinking alongside critical thinking to enhance pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Youth Dance

Break It Down

Break It Down is a young people's dance group from Cheshire Dance, providing commercial street dance classes to ages 7-11 in Northwich.
Dance for Young People

Tear It Up

Tear It Up is a young people's dance group from Cheshire Dance, providing commercial dance classes to ages 11+ in Northwich. An inclusive group, Tear it Up welcomes all abilities to these fun and friendly regular sessions which create opportunities to learn, experience
Rewind

Rewind

Rewind is an exciting theatre and movement company for young people in the Blacon area of the city of Chester, delivered in partnership with Theatre in the Quarter.
Safeguarding

Safeguarding in Dance

Cheshire Dance delivers an annual CPD workshop in safeguarding specifically for dance artists, teachers and facilitators who work with children under the age of 18 and adults at risk.
First Aid Training

First Aid Training

Annual course for dance artists, facilitators, teachers and others - designed for designated first aiders as well as those simply requiring a comprehensive first aid course.
DOPE Male Performance Company

DOPE Male Performance Company

Dope Male Performance Co. is a Crewe based, professional hip - hop influenced performance group founded by choreographer and Cheshire Dance artist, Jack Robinson.
Now Dance Platform

Now Dance Platform

A Celebration of Dance in Cheshire and the Creative Case for Diversity, which brings together dancers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to perform and share their passion for the art form.
Chalk by Emily O'Shea Co.

CHALK!

Specially designed by Dance Artist Emily O'Shea, CHALK! contains ten different activities for children and their families to inspire imagination, outdoor play, drawing, writing… and, of course, dancing!
Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Cheshire Dance delivers dance workshops in conjunction with CW&C Libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge. These workshops use music and dance to explore the themes in fun, active and engaging sessions. 
Fergus Early

Making Performance Work With And For Older Adults

A professional inter-generational development weekend for artists led by Fergus Early from Green Candle Dance Company.
Dance and Older Adults

In This Moment: Dance & Dementia

Using dance and person-centred creative practice to enhance the healing environment, prevent the early onset of Dementia and offer people a way to live well with Dementia in dementia friendly communities.
Dance to Health

Dance to Health

Dance to Health responds to the issue of older people’s falls. Dance to Health in Cheshire is delivered by professional dance artists from Cheshire Dance at a variety of community venues, including church halls and leisure facilities.

Our Artists

Laura Mercer

Laura Mercer

More
Rebecca LeBreton

Rebecca LeBreton

More
Josephine Hepplewhite

Josephine Hepplewhite

More
Dina Robinson

Dina Robinson

More
Lauren Tucker

Lauren Tucker

More
Shelley Owen

Shelley Owen

More
Samantha Hickey

Samantha Hickey

More
Xiaowei Lu

Xiaowei Lu

More
Fergus Early

Fergus Early

More
Shirley Brocklehurst

Shirley Brocklehurst

More
Rachel Gittins

Rachel Gittins

More
Rafael

Rafael Braga

More
Connor Elliman

Connor Elliman

More
Amy Voris

Amy Voris

More
Ithalia Forel

Ithalia Forel

More
Yael Flexer

Yael Flexer

More
Ella Mesma

Ella Mesma

More
Josh Slater

Josh Slater

Josh is a dance & movement artist, lecturer and researcher.

More
Manny

Manny Emslie

More
Giorgio de Carolis

Giorgio De Carolis

More
Emily O'Shea Dance

Emily O’Shea

Emily is a choreographer, facilitator, dance maker and community artist who centres her work around people.

More
Jody Morgan

Jody Morgan

More

Ruth Spencer

Ruth delivers training specifically designed for artists interested in developing or refreshing their skills in delivering dance to adults with disabilities, including delivery to participants who have profound intellectual and multiple disabilities.

More

Bettina Carpi

Bettina completed an MA in Dance at the University of Chester in 2015 and in 2017 Bettina and her husband, composer Gary Lloyd founded Company Carpi to give expression to their collaborative projects.

More
Carli Trigg

Carli Trigg

Carli Trigg grew up inspired by contemporary movement. After leaving dance college, she went straight into working and training in the commercial industry; appearing in music videos, film and TV.

More

Emma Thomas

Dance Development Artist at Cheshire Dance, Emma is passionate about dance and young people and particularly enjoys working on projects for those with physical and learning disabilities.

More

Jane McLean

As Cheshire Dance's Creative Director, Jane’s manages Cheshire Dance Artistic programme, developing dance across the county and working with diverse groups from professional artists to community groups and schools. She inspires people from all walks of life to create, learn and experience dance.

More

Jan Halloran

Chair of Cheshire Dance Board of Directors, Jan Halloran advocates for the voice of the dance artist having worked as an independent artist for over 35 years.

More
DOPE Male Performance Company

Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson, founder of Dope Male Performance Company - an all male hip-hop dance company, is an artist/company in residence at Crewe Lyceum Theatre.

More

Sadie Walker

Dance Artists Sadie Walker has been involved in community dance for over 15 years and boasts extensive experience of teaching a wide range of ages and abilities; however, her passion lies in dance and disability.

More

Our Partners

Barons Quay

Barons Quay

Barons Quay is a thriving retail and leisure hub in Northwich. The project, which continues to welcome new tenants, is helping to position the town has a destination of choice here in Mid Cheshire.

Leicester Street, Northwich

Northwich BID

Northwich BID

Northwich, Cheshire

Lowry logo

The Lowry CAT

The Lowry CAT is the North West Centre for pre-vocational training and delivers classes at key venues across the North West; the majority of training taking place at the renowned The Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays, with satellite classes taking place in Penrith, Cumbria.

Salford, Manchester

Boaty Theatre

The Boaty Theatre

The Boaty Theatre looks to always to create a sense of belonging and community that extends beyond the walls of the theatre, making live performance and the creative arts accessible to all.

Whitby Rd, Ellesmere Port

Cheshire Wildfire Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us. Together with our members and volunteers, we fight for nature’s recovery across the region.

Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas

Winstopia FM

Adventures in Winstopia

Adventures Winstopia brings together the people of Winsford in strategic locations across the town identified as highly charged repositories of historic energy to work collectively.

Winsford, Cheshire

Juba logo

Juba do Leão

A Manchester based drum and dance collective. Where the head, hands and feet of Northwest England meet the body, soul and spirit of Northeast Brazil.

Oldham, Manchester

Cine-Window Winsford

Cine-Window Winsford is a community art project based in Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, that shows home made and handmade films by people in Winsford and beyond.

Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, Dene Dr, Winsford CW7 1AS

Winsford Town Council

Winsford is made up of three parishes; Over, St Chads, and Wharton. These ancient parishes were combined to form Winsford in the 19th century.

Winsford Town Council, Wyvern House, Winsford

Cabasa FB

Cabasa Carnival Arts

Cabasa is a carnival arts organisation which brings all people together to create big, bold and beautiful outdoor events that capture the joy of being part of a community.

The Vale, Micklehurst Road Mossley OL5 9JL

Flexer and Sandiland

Flexer and Sandiland

Directed by award-winning choreographer Yael Flexer and installation artist Nic Sandiland, Flexer & Sandiland creates live dance and digital dance installations for stage as well as public spaces, site-specific locations and galleries.

Bright Memories

Bright Memories (Brightlife)

Brightlife from Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust supports older people out of loneliness and social isolation to enjoy more fulfilling, active and connected lives.

146 London Rd, Northwich CW9 5HH

Belong

Belong is a charitable organisation whose first priority will always be to offer a higher quality of life and a higher quality of personal care in a caring and committed community.

Market Street, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5DQ

Cheshire Warrington Carers

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust

A registered charity, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust offers information, advice and support to Carers and those they care for across Cheshire, and deliver a wide range of activities, training and events throughout the year.

146 London Road, Northwich CW9 5HH

Edsential

Edsential

Esdential provides co-created, progressive, quality creative and cultural experiences for schools, families and communities, enabling  children and young people to communicate what they see, feel and think and develop new talents, confidence and aspiration.

Whitby Hall Lodge, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port CH65 6QY

Northwich Town Council

Northwich Town Council

Northwich Town Council is a Local Government Authority located in Northwich, Cheshire. Northwich Town Council manages parks and cemeteries throughout Northwich and organises various events throughout the year.

The Council House, 78 Church Rd, Northwich, CW9 5PB

Sport England

Sport England

Established by Royal Charter in 1996, Sport England exists to give everyone in England the chance to benefit from sport and physical activity.

21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF

Movema logo

Movema

Movema celebrates diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together and learn about each other through high-quality arts experiences.

37-45 Windsor St, Liverpool, L8 1XE

Granada Foundation

Granada Foundation

The Granada Foundation encourages the study and appreciation of the fine arts and sciences and to promote education, with a particular interest in activity in the North West of England.

PO Box 3430, Chester, CH1 9BZ

Lyceum Crewe

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum is home to Cheshire Dances’ all boys group, DOPE Male Performance Company and hosts an exciting programme of dance, theatre, comedy, pantomime and more.

Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA

CRTA

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

CRTA supports a variety of projects and initiatives which support artists in the creation of new work, support young people and families to access live arts and to bring the very best work from UK and international artists to rural communities.

Arts Service, Floor 3, HQ,Nicholas Street, Chester, CH12NP

Theatre in the Quarter

Theatre in the Quarter

Theatre in the Quarter is a leading creator of new and quality music theatre, producing work with professional artists and communities, and in doing so making a lasting contribution to all those involved.

2 St Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW

Sanctuary Housing

Sanctuary works across the country to support local people and agencies to develop the services essential to creating thriving neighbourhoods.

Centurion House, 77 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ

Healthbox CIC

Healthbox CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire that exists with the aim to provide health and wellbeing services to all aspects of the community.

Unit 6 Stanney Mill Lane, Venture Point, Cheshire Oaks, CH2 4NE

Green Candle Dance

Green Candle Dance Company

Green Candle is one of the UK’s leading dance companies known for the high quality and originality of its work involving both young and older people with and without disabilities.

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG

Downs Syndrome Cheshire

Down Syndrome Cheshire

Down Syndrome Cheshire (Formerly Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group) supports people with Down’s syndrome to live the life they choose by raising awareness of Down’s syndrome, providing support to people with Down’s syndrome and their families and providing best practice education and resources.

Venables Rd, Northwich CW9 5DY

University of Chester

University of Chester

Studying Dance at Chester involves: being led by expert and highly motivated professionals; working in a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each individual dancer. Cheshire Dance is proud to work in partnership with The University of Chester.

Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB

Vivo Care Choices

Vivo Care Choices

Vivo Care Choices provides a range of daytime activities in several day centres and community settings, including Canal Street Day Centre and Water Tower Gardens (both Chester), Firdale Day Centre (Northwich), Meadowbank Lodge (Winsford), Neston Day Centre, and Coronation Centre and Healthy Living Centre (both Ellesmere Port).

Lightfoot Street, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AD

Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

Cheshire West and Chester Libraries offer a range of activities and resources to help people lead happier and healthier lives. Its activities connect with the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which is a great way for everyone to make positive changes to their health, and the way they feel about themselves

Various locations across Cheshire

Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority that supports Cheshire Dance and its groups within the Cheshire East area.

Delamere House, Delamere St, Crewe CW1 2JZ

Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West & Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council is  committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality in everything it does, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.

Customer Service Centres, 1 The Arcade, Northwich

ALFA (Artists Led For Artists)

ALFA – Artists Led For Artists – advocates for dance artists and their connections to the wider dance sector; to champion diversity and visibility of artists as well as share resources and knowledge to further the development of the art of dance.

Across Cheshire

Dance Consortia North West

Dance Consortia North West (DCNW)

Dance Consortia North West (DCNW) is a diverse collection of dance  artists, companies and venues that come together to generate, collaborate and celebrate dance across the region.

1st Floor, Winsford Library, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2AS

Arts Council England

Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

The Hive, 49 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN

Dance to Health

AESOP

Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, Aesop is a bridge-builder between the health and arts sectors helping arts enterprises in health grow.

1st Floor, 3 Welch Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JH

Pages

Wildfire Rising

‘Wildfire Rising’ is an associate artist programme from Cheshire Dance and Movema that looks to remove barriers of inequality...

Dance and Young People

Dance has been widely recognised to improve both physical and mental health and overall wellbeing – particularly among young...

Dance & Older Adults

At Cheshire Dance, we provide opportunities for older adults to live in the moment and to engage physically, socially...

Winsford Creates Volunteering

Calling Volunteers for Winsford Creates! We are seeking volunteers for Winsford Creates - Adventures through the arts! On 19th March...

Dance and Disability

Dance and Disability Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with...

Safeguarding Policy

Cheshire Dance strive to ensure everyone has access to dance and can benefit from its transformative power. We are committed...

Member Profile

User

Logout

Account

Password Reset

Vacancies at Cheshire Dance

Sign Up / Sign In

News

Safeguarding Policy

Contents   Cheshire Dance Mission   Cheshire Dance Values   Policy Statement and Commitment   Aims and Objectives   Who the policy applies to   ...

Privacy Policy

  Cheshire Dance will treat your data in accordance with GDPR regulations, store it securely and will not forward your...

Cookie Policy

Cookies: Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This...

Terms and Conditions

  When you register with us on our website www.cheshiredance.org you are agreeing to receiving occasional emails regarding Cheshire Dance...

Jobs for Artists

Gallery

Get in touch

Whether you're new to dance, are an emerging artist or an organisation that would like to partner with us...

Get in touch – Artist

Cheshire Dance would love to hear from you. Simply drop us a line and we'll get back to you.

Meet the Team

Cheshire Dance is governed by a Board of Directors, who holds responsibility for the decision making with regard to...

Volunteer

Cheshire Dance has regular volunteering vacancies within the organisation, as well as shadowing opportunities and placements for students. It...

Trust and Foundations

Cheshire Dance partners with Trusts and Foundations right across the UK to enhance creative physical connections in the community...

Leave a gift in your will

Cheshire Dance champions dance across Cheshire and helps the most vulnerable individuals from the most deprived communities to engage...

Our Partners

Artists Services

At Cheshire Dance we champion the role of dance artists in society and work with both emerging and established...

Artists

Our Work

What’s On

Search

Home

Sponsorships and Corporate Partners

Whilst our core activity is supported by Arts Council England, as a registered charity we also rely on Sponsorships...

Support Us

Cheshire Dance champions dance across Cheshire and helps the most vulnerable individuals from the most deprived communities to engage...

staffandboard

Staff Jane McLean Jane Atherton Lauren Tucker Jody Morgan Emily O'Shea Adam Holloway   Board Members Jan Halloran, Chair Elaine McLean Nina Osbaldson Tracey Oultram Bettina Carpi  

Register Partner

Register Groups & Projects

Register Event

Register Artist

About

‘Cheshire Dance is a team and network of dance artists, creatives, producers, initiators, doers and dance lovers.  We work...

Latest news