Dancin’ Oxford is the leading dance organisation in Oxfordshire making a significant contribution to the vibrant cultural ecology in the county. This has been achieved with the strong support of Arts Council England, Oxford City Council, and its Arts Development Officer. The City Council’s dance development objectives include:
- increasing participation in dance
- working with those involved in dance provision to enhance the profile, quality and variety of dance activity in the city
- leading, initiating and fundraising for innovative dance-based projects
- ensuring access to support and professional development for Oxford-based professional dance artists and companies though Oxford Dance Forum http://www.oxforddanceforum.com
Dancin’ Oxford is a major development for dance both locally, regionally and nationally. It significantly raises the profile and visibility of dance in the city, further establishing Oxford as a recognized hub for vibrant dance activity. It also provides opportunity for participants to actively engage in high quality dance, through an exciting programme of participatory activity and a performance programme.
Dancin’ Oxford involves successful and well co-ordinated partnership working between key organisations in the area. Festival partners are Pegasus Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, North Wall Arts Centre, The Mill Arts Centre (Banbury), Cornerstone Arts Centre (Didcot), Oxford City Council, Westgate Shopping Centre and Oxford Dance Forum.