Tommy Norris

Community Dance Artist

“DanceEast continues to be the regional hub to which I owe much of my success and happiness in dance.”

Isis Clunie

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Alumni

‘I can’t explain how much it has changed how I think about Dance, it’s exposed me to so many opportunities and opened so many doors for me within the dance world.’

Sam Deasy

DanceEast Centre of Advanced Training Student

‘DanceEast has been a large part of my teenage years, spent in a fun, friendly and healthy environment, where I’ve made lots of great friends.’

Lizzie Hawes

Community Dance Artist & DanceEast Assistant Customer Service Manager

‘I feel honoured and privileged to have such a glorious historical relationship with DanceEast; long may it continue!’

Andrew Collett

DanceEast Centre of Advanced Training Student

“Having an opportunity to dance at DanceEast has enabled me to realise my ambition, as well as making me not only physically, but also mentally strong.”

Emma Garnham

Primary School Teacher

“As a school we love being included in the different opportunities DanceEast provides.”

Joanna Haste

DanceEast Tutor Assistant & Community Dance Artist

“DanceEast offers people with additional physical, intellectual, mental and emotional needs (and more), to participate in dance, and that is in itself a beautiful thing.”

Kanika Carr

Professional Ballet Dancer

‘DanceEast gave me an invaluable insight into the professional world of dance, which helped me greatly in pursuing my dream career as a dancer.’



“A relationship with DanceEast is not something that breaks. Time may pass, interests may change but their desire to inspire and encourage never falters.”


Dance Artist

“DanceEast have supported and helped me grow throughout the last 5 years. They have become not just a place of work, but a second home.”

Charlotte Miller

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Student

“I’ve met some incredible friends on the scheme, who share my aspirations and I’m grateful for the support of the C.A.T. scheme.”

Richard Earl

Parent & Class Participant

“Dancing has become a massive part of our lives and we are so grateful for the opportunities at Danceeast.”


Naomi Looker


“Being part of CAT is proving to be an incredible benefit to Isaac’s well-being and to his outlook on the future.”

Isaac Looker

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Student

“I think CAT has made me more mature as a person and now I’m more confident in what I do, what I say and how I dance.”

DanceEast, like so many other arts and cultural organisations, is a registered charity and, as such, much of our work is subsidised through fundraising. We believe in Great Dance for Everyone – dance has recreational, social, educational and therapeutic powers. Dance as an expressive artform can improve self-esteem and confidence, it can raise aspirations, and promote physical and psychological wellbeing. Each year we select an area of work that we are passionate about and ask for your help as we embark upon a six-month fundraising campaign to support the delivery of high quality dance provision. This year our GET DANCING campaign will raise funds to support our vital work with children and young people – with a focus on increasing access and breaking down barriers to participation so that every child and young person can experience the benefits of dance.

Click on the images to see what others have to say about the benefits of dance and their experience of engaging with us. Keep an eye on this page as more stories will be added throughout the campaign – if you want to share your story with us use #getdancing!


Remember, you can donate online by clicking here.


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