Dance has the power to change everyone’s lives and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to access it.
DanceWest has pioneered high-quality dance programmes in West London since 2015 offering a creative response to local and social issues including poor health. DanceWest is a registered charity (1179424) and registered company (1099119) founded by Choreographer and Producer, Rosie Whitney-Fish. DanceWest engages 36,000 people in 70 weekly classes across seven inner & outer west London boroughs. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, DanceWest has put together a cohesive programme of online classes, creative challenges and socially distanced programmes.
DanceWest is supported by a voluntary board of trustees a diverse pool of partners and funded by Arts Council England, the National Lottery and a variety of trusts and foundations. The charity supports 54 freelance teachers who deliver the community dance programmes and two members of staff including the Chief Executive who manage the delivery, fundraising and strategic operation.