Wessex Dance Academy is changing lives through dance, giving confidence and self-esteem to young people in Hampshire who really need it.

Wessex Dance Academy is a 12 week, full-time programme for young people aged between 15 and 24 from across the county. Since 2009, we have worked with nearly 200 young people.

As a partnership project between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire County Council, the Academy’s artistic ambition matches its ambition to provide a safe, caring learning environment where young people can succeed and achieve, making it a unique project that clearly demonstrates to everyone how the arts can bring significant changes to how social care is offered. Find out more at wessexdanceacademy.org.

  • 12 week programme
  • 5 days a week
  • Professional mentoring
  • Contemporary dance with three pieces of choreography
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Better able to build positive relationships
  • Learn to achieve goals
  • Build a more positive mental and physical outlook
  • Reduction in risky behaviour and impulsiveness
  • Better able to manage responsibilities 
  • Better communication skills
  • Daily routine and commitment

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