West London’s Community Dance Organisation
DanceWest mission is to engage people of all ages and abilities in high quality dance activity, improve the mental, physical health and wellbeing of all people through dance, and create new performance and employment opportunities for dance artists across West London. We believe that dance enriches lives and is the catalyst for positive change in our community. Dance has the power to change everyone’s lives and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to access it.
Based at the Lyric Hammersmith we are a registered charity (1179424) and Limited Company (DanceWest London LTD) founded in 2015 by Choreographer Rosie Whitney-Fish. We are supported by a voluntary board of trustees.
Our vision is to:
Encourage everyone to participate in dance
Use dance to respond to local and individual need
Be open and accessible to everyone.
Our vision is delivered through a programme of:
Community Projects – responding to local need to improve health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation among older people, provide safe and inclusive dance activity for young people with disabilities, and tackle physical inactivity among children and young people.
Classes – providing affordable dance classes for children, young people and adults.
School & University projects – supporting dance in and outside the curriculum, creating work experience and training opportunities for future dance professionals.
Performances – curating and producing performances and bespoke dance events.
DanceWest Network – offering professional development, employment and networking opportunities for dance artists.