The Dance Movement was a dance charity based in Surrey that existed to help people connect through participating in dance. The Charity was motivated by the belief that when people come together to create, perform, watch and be involved in dance, their lives can be enriched and changed for the better. This website is an archive of the Charity's work that was created under the tenure of the Programme Director Rachel Deadman and Company Dance Artists Nicky Norton, Cherie Brennan, Grace Black and Sarah Covington.
Why did The Dance Movement (TDM) Close?
TDM ran as a project funded organsation and relied heavily on funding from trusts and foundations to survive. The precarious nature of project funding and stress associated with keeping an organsation going in this way took its toll on the Programme Director and following a relocation to the North West of England she decided to step away from The Dance Movement. The Board of Trustees felt that without Deadman's expertise and driving force to keep the ship sailing coupled with the completion of an 18-month dance programme funded by ACE, Dance Transformations, the Charity had reached a natural conclusion.