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Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC are looking for a new Non-Executive Director to join their board. This is a voluntary position that will suit someone with an interest in the not-for-profit work that Dansworks does. Dansworks teach performing arts for children from age 2 up to adults of all ages. Dansworks has a very strong focus upon the physical and mental wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, students, and their families, working in partnership with specialists in the fields of physical and mental health. Dansworks also provides specialist classes for children and adults with additional needs.

The maximum number of board meetings would be four per annum and there is the option to join these remotely if preferred. Any other voluntary activity aside from Board meetings will be entirely your choice.

If you have a little free time and would like to volunteer, then we would love to hear from you. We would particularly welcome people who may have skills and experience that would be beneficial to continuing the great work that Dansworks does. Skills that would be beneficial include business planning, marketing, show sound, lighting, and media, child protection, backstage management, theatre production or performing arts experience.

Dansworks will not discriminate against anyone and welcomes applications from any person, regardless of ethnicity, skin colour, religious beliefs or sex.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 28th November 2021

Apply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions then please contact Dale Connearn by email or phone 07795 165082


Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Dansworks want to provide ongoing mental health support for their staff, students and their families.

Dansworks has always been a strong advocate of positive mental health support but over the last couple of years we have felt the need to step up the level of support we provide. This is due to growing influences from social media combined with negative effects of Covid and Lockdown. We aim to support as many of our students and staff as possible at such a traumatic time.

Voting is open in all these Tesco stores, in October, November and December and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

  • BAMFORD EXPRESS OL11 5PN
  • ROCHDALE SUPERSTORE OL11 3ER
  • WHITWORTH MARKET STREET EXPRESS OL12 8QS
  • YORK STREET, HEYWOOD EXPRESS OL10 4HQ
  • WHITWORTH ROAD, ROCHDALE EXPRESS OL12 6ER
  • ROCHDALE EDENFIELD ROAD EXPRESS OL12 7PD
  • HEYWOOD BURY STREET EXPRESS OL10 4QQ

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support, they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.


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TAPATHON is the UK's largest annual Tap dancing event bringing together, trained and non trained dancers to perform in unison, the choreographed routine on the same day at the same time and brought to you with support from BBC Children In Need.

TAPATHON events are to be held in different cities throughout the UK on Sunday 21st November 2021.

Following the unprecedented year, which has undoubtedly affected our dance community, this national tap dancing event, is the event that can help bring us all back to dance, while raising money for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.

No matter of age or dance ability, the TAPATHON 2021 invites you to join, in it's 12th annual event which will be a sure way to revive dance again.

Tapathon raises funds for BBC Children in Need through the sale of Tapathon T-Shirts. 

To order your t-shirt, look at the size charts below and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order. Payment details will be emailed to you. T-Shirts cost £10.00

Childrens T Shirt Sizes

Adult T Shirt Sizes


We are very excited at Dansworks right now!

Have you ever thought about joining a choir? Seen some of the mazing choirs on TV's Britain's Got Talent etc?

The benefits of singing in a choir are also very well documented, just see some of the results on google when you search 'the benefits of singing in a choir'

The class will be run for all ages, with families welcome, by our incredible singing teacher Seán Ruane on Monday evenings from 7:30pm - 8:15pm

We first of all need to gauge how many people will be interested and so we would like you to email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text Dale on 07795 165082

get in touch to let us know who will be joining us for the exciting new class..... who knows where it will lead!


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Dansworks is a Performing Arts Academy with a difference; we provide a friendly and encouraging learning environment for everyone. We don’t care whether you can dance like Darcey or have two left feet, whether you can sing like Sinatra or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, we welcome you to join our family and achieve your goals.

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