Dancing out Shakespeare's greatest lyrics. More info.


" The witches are wonderful, their sinuous moves, and their scuttling about up on points, are suitably eerie....The choreography throughout the piece is excellent; the murders are murderous; the balletic fight scenes work; the ensemble work is tight and visually stunning." - Theatre Bath on Lady MacBeth


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SWDT at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Booking now available for Waltz and Shimmy with Shakespeare at Hamilton House Event Space, Friday 28th July. No fixed admission fee - pay what it's worth to you. Full details



SWDT present the Ugly Duckling for Tiny Steps Performances

SWDT bring their signature blend of broadway, ballet and bollywood to Tiny Steps performances as our little duckling looks for a place where she belongs. If you have children aged 0-8 years old or just fancy seeing an old classic re-invented head to Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, Sat 10th June 10:30am.  More info

SWDT hosts dance tent at Redfest 2017 Aug 5th,6th

Redfest is back reformatted and reimagined and we're looking for the best dance talent in the South West to ghet involved. Whatever the genre if you are a talented trained dance artist(s) keen to share your infectious energy, or rarified grace through a workshop, demo or performance we would love to hear from you. Get in touch



*Free* youth workshop in Shakespeare, Dance with BSL

In association with our production Lady MacBeth for young people aged 11-19 to get more out of Shakespeare, dance and theatre using sign language, and in particular our production itself. The workshop takes place at the Pickle Factory, Bristol BS5 

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Private bookings: Want to add some SWDT je ne sais quoi to your events this year? Contact us for details.


Company news:


Redfest is back reformatted and on Sat 5th Aug 2017 our dance program  is as vibrant as ever with workshops in ballet, musical theatre, capoeira, tae kwon do, African and Graham and performances in all genres from the region's creme de la creme. More details coming soon.


This year Redfest has its first ever dance tent and South West Dance Theatre are hosting. Get a program for full line up and times ge


Lady MacBeth - read the Bristol Shakespeare Festival Blog


Review out for the Bath performance of Lady MacBeth: "visually stunning". Book for the Bristol performance on our what's on page


Thanks to IOP Publishing for sponsorship towards consultation with deaf men dancing for our production of Lady MacBeth.


The UKCPO is now sponsor for SWDT's event 'Light-from Big Bang to VJs', allowing us to make the event free for under 16s. In addition IOP Publishing are sponsoring a limnited number of free tickets for under 25s to attend free of charge as well. A huge thanks to our sponsors!


SWDT were onsite with derwoodphotography and Roger Barnes - pics coming soon!



Renee is back whoop whoop! Catch her in action in Fall from Grace October 10th


We've waved a sad goodbye to our beautiful Renee for two long months this summer. Enjoy the US work Renee - we'll be looking forward to hearing all about it when you're back!


A huge thank you to our studio Fitness4Less for increasing their support in kind to us in the run up to the Dance of the Grimm Heroine!


SWDT were at BCFM around 1pm on Thursday talking to Jerry Cowhig on the Jerry Cowhig show


SWDT were at Ujima fm on Friday talking to Mistri about some of the outreach programs this autumn on his show Cruisin'


Whoop whoop for SWDT's Rhiannon Taylor who has been confirmed as the choreographer for the Special Olympics.


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