Yorkshire Dance is a charity which champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire.
It creates opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance.
At the heart of its work is a commitment to dance that is located in contemporary creative practice. It works with choreographers and dancers who see themselves as activists and who are interested in exploring dance as an agent for social change.
It supports collaborative, interdisciplinary practice, risk-taking and innovation and processes that are underpinned by a drive for artistic research.
It is committed to working with artists to deepen their choreographic enquiry and to consider meaningful and stimulating ways in which a wider community of local people can engage with or help shape that enquiry.
It is interested in dance that is rooted in the experience of its makers and performers and reflects the dancing body in all its richness and diversity of culture, heritage, age or training.
It advocates for inclusive processes that facilitate people from a wide range of backgrounds to discover the power of dance in daily life.