About Us

Founded in 1993 and based centrally within the Borough at Charlton House, Greenwich Dance finds inspiring spaces for innovative dance creation, performance and community participation: creating quality opportunities to make, watch and take part in dance regardless of age, background or ability.

We work with world-class artists and practitioners to support them to make and bring their work to the community we live and work within, here in South East London. We then present this work in performances, events and festivals alongside a programme of creative dance classes for ages 0 – 100+, in collaboration with a network of likeminded venues and organisations across the borough of Greenwich and beyond.

We believe you don’t have to be a trained dancer to move or create. We work with older people, younger people and everyone inbetween to create inspirational opportunities to enjoy the act of moving together, making together and celebrating what it is to be you. These experiences we then share with professional artists to ensure the creative cycle continues…. investing in people, in dance and in you.

Of the utmost importance to us is the ability to share ideas and learn about each other so that we can build better programmes that reflect the cultural influences, ideas and personalities of the artists and communities we work with.

A man in a yellow tshirt dances outside in the sunshine. Behind him is an old building and a crowd of people

What they say about us

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Today I had my first contemporary dance class with Greenwich Dance and it felt amazing! (I mean I'm terrible at it, but I had so much fun). Thanks for offering dance classes at such affordable rates

Francesca Gallo

There are a few dance styles that I would love to explore more in depth in the future as dance is a universal language connecting people and places and promoting wellbeing and a sense of belonging. I am very grateful for this gift and I will never stop learning and practising. Thank you Greenwich Dance!

Ariella

The leaders were great and engaged well with the girls throughout the day. The tasks were all accessible for the students to do and there was a variety of tasks on offer.

Hannah Morrell, Blackheath High School, Limitless: Female Empowerment Project

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Get in Touch

Greenwich Dance is managed by a small team based at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE.

Until further notice, the GD team will be working from home. Please email info@greenwichdance.org.uk

If you would like to speak to any of the team by phone, call 020 8293 9741 and leave a voice message. Please note these messages will not be picked up as regularly as usual. Currently the above email address is the best way to contact us.

Chenube-Ruth Bailey

Producer

Daniel Heley

Participation Producer

Robert James

PR Consultant


Ragnhild Olsen

Finance & Operations Manager

Rajpal Pardesi

Senior Producer, ArtsUnboxed

Melanie Precious

Chief Executive Officer

Kate Sarley

Finance & Admin Consultant

Lucy White

Communications & Digital Consultant

The Board

Martha Oakes

Bridget Imeson

Catriona Rayner

Cllr. Norman Adams

Dr Ayo Mansaray

Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Leo Thorn Gent

Maxine Barclay

Samara Zendera

Simon Leach

Make a
difference
with dance

If you would like to make a difference with dance you can either make a donation or you can become a Greenwich Dance Changemaker.