Wainsgate Dances is an artist-led programme of  workshops, residencies, performances and other dance events based at Wainsgate Chapel.

The programme invites people of all ages from the local area to come together with others from across the UK and beyond, in a very special and welcoming  space for generating and engaging with boundary-pushing dance activities that can usually only be accessed in urban centres.

At the heart of the programme is an inclusive (and unique) daily morning dance session – Open Practice – where all are welcome to come and move for 1 hour supported by an eclectic and ever changing playlist of tunes. It runs Monday Friday 9-10am throughout the year.

The Wainsgate Dances project began in 2017, and since then has built a unique and wide-ranging programme of high-quality, socially engaged dance.

It has developed an international reputation as a project in which rigour and informality go hand in hand; where the work of artists is both nurtured and challenged; and where participants and audiences are warmly invited to witness and engage with vibrant and stimulating work from a diverse range of artists from all over the world.

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Wainsgate Dances is co-organised by Charlie Morrissey and Rob Hopper, and curated in collaboration with local and visiting artists.

If you’d like to know more, take a look around the website and/or get in touch at [email protected]

Wainsgate Dances is a Community Interest Company (Company No.15516503)