Greater Manchester

 
Dance Inititative Greater Manchester, known as DiGM, (pronounced DIME!), is Greater Manchester's central dance organisation providing a whole range of opportunities for dance.
 
DiGM is the central dance organisation for Greater Manchester, providing a whole range of opportunities in dance. The agency runs creative projects throughout the region and offers advice and information.
 
They are a charity working to increase access to high quality dance activity to underrepresented communities. DiGM works throughout the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester in partnership with local authorities, communities, educators and artists.
 
DiGM specialise in developing dance for the outdoors and in unusual spaces, wanting to break boundaries and offer new experiences to both artists and audiences. Their work ranges from a number of exciting community projects in the Greater Manchester districts such as 'STRIDE', to the biennial international festival, Urban Moves, and lots in between.
 
 
They work closely with dance artists, companies, arts organisations, community groups, venues, local authorities and funders and support to help develop networks.
 
DiGM delivers projects, workshops, residencies, commissions & performance opportunities and also provides training, advice & information for all.
 
Salford has a vibrant and growing dance scene, whether you are just starting out or have been dancing for years. Whatever style you're into and whether you're doing it for fun, for fitness or for looking good on the dance floor - you can find groups on the Salford City Council website

Search the Service Directory for dance or for other activities
Check out Wuu2 for young people's dance opportunities
You can also look for What's On in the city.
 
Ordsall Hall closed its doors in 2009 for a major restoration and development project, and after two years 'under wraps' the Hall re-opened to the public on Sunday 15th May 2011.
 
On Friday 18th March 2011 school children from across Salford proudly presented 'Dancing The Past To Life', a dance work created to celebrate the re-opening of the Hall.
 
The Heritage Lottery Fund funded the project that involved six schools working with dance artist Rachel Towe during the spring term to create a dance inspired by the stories, artifacts and events that Ordsall Hall has been connected with through its history. Each school created a dance of approximately 5 minutes in length based on their theme and the final show saw all the dances come together as one performance.
 
The schemes of work, lesson plans, film clips and supporting materials of the project can all be found on the projects website. The resources are are designed to give suggestions of activities that can be used in the classroom to explore movement and dance inspired by the themes of the exploration of history; the Tudors; Guy Fawkes; the Second World War and Ordsall Hall today.
 
To find out more about other Organisations and Practitioners in Greater Manchester, click here.