We are an internationally recognised dance development agency working to support UK and international artists to create new ideas in choreography and provide experiences for the public as spectators, participants, commentators and commissioners.
Dance4 curates the biennial Nottdance Festival, which takes place across the city of Nottingham. Its regional work for children and young people includes U.Dance in the East Midlands and the Centre for Advanced Training.
Founded in 1991, we have reached over 2 million people through residencies, research, training, participation, festivals and touring. Our role in progressing the art form nurtures and champions extraordinary international and UK artists.
Dance4 has a strategic role for dance development across the East Midlands working with a range of partners, venues and individuals to create exciting opportunities to bring dance artists and communities together.
In 2017, Arts Council England has announced increased investment for Dance4 as part of its National Portfolio for 2018–2022, that enables Dance4 to realise its international showcasing ambitions and to increase the international reach and connections.
You can download a summary of Dance4’s Business Plan 2018-22 here.
Dance4 is committed to overcoming the discrimination of groups and individuals by the promotion of equal opportunities. We are committed to diversity and we recognise that diverse practice refreshes and releases the true potential of the creative process. You can see our current equal opportunities and diversity policy here.
Dance4 also recognises that the arts needs to play its part in working towards climate change commitments to reduce carbon emissions. You can view our current environmental policy here.