What is community dance?

Community dance is creative, accessible, and makes a difference in all sorts of ways to people’s lives.

It involves participants in creating movement and dance alongside tutors; is accessible to anyone regardless of social, economic or other factors; and its aims are as much about wider benefits such as confidence, wellbeing, happiness and community, as they are about art and creativity.

Community Dance Wales says that community dance:

  • is a way of expressing who you are as an individual and as a group
  • enables people to participate in and create work that reflects their community
  • is a language for communication
  • is a powerful means of exploring and developing cultural identity
  • encourages greater self esteem and confidence
  • improves peoples’ health and well being
    increases employability