Surf The Wave is a ground-breaking programme created to provoke a change in how dance is toured in the UK. Through a series of events including a four-day showcasing opportunity, this project aims to create a wave of new thinking and initiate new opportunities for dance.


PDSW is hosting Surf The Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and programmers (including those new to dance) around the UK.

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The UK Dance Showcase itself ran from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there is a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realise tour bookings and strengthen artist/programmer relationships stemming from the Showcase.


our history

Find out how the project came about with more info on our project host Pavilion Dance South West.

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UK Dance Showcase

The UK Dance Showcase took place between 16 - 19 May in Bournemouth and Poole

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about the project

Find out more about each of the three phases of Surf The Wave

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