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Swansea's Free International Dance Festival

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


What is Dance Days Festival?

Dance Days is a two-day summer festival, created by Taliesin Arts Centre in 2006. Taliesin has been producing this not-to-be-missed weekend of thrilling dance performances for twelve years now, and it’s absolutely free!

This whole weekend brings together performers from across the UK and beyond, dancing alongside Swansea community dance groups. Contemporary meets traditional as Dance Days features a wider variety of dance than ever before, giving the people of Swansea an entire weekend of dance in unexpected places.

Swansea's International Dance Festival is part of 'Dancing Cities - CQD', an international network of festivals that programmes contemporary dance shows in urban landscapes. Swansea was one of the first UK cities to join this worldwide network, which includes Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Geneva, London and Manchester. Click here for more information. 

When and where is Dance Days this year?

Saturday 8 July: in Swansea city centre* and around the National Waterfront Museum (NWM)**.

Sunday 9 July: around the National Waterfront Museum**.

* In the city centre, Dance Days will take place at the Quadrant Shopping Centre / in Dylan Thomas Square; in Castle Square; at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery; in Oxford Street; on Princess Way.

** NWM Slates; NWM Grounds; NWM Dockside; NWM Garden; NWM Foyer.

What's on this Dance Days 2017?

This year, Dance Days brings a dazzling mix of dance to Swansea. From circus to street, with world class contemporary dance - Dance Days has something for everyone! Click here to get a full picture of the different performing companies and shows - or click on the tab 'Programme/Rhaglen' at the top of this page.

A few words from Sybil Crouch, Director of the Taliesin Arts Centre, about Dance Days:

"Taliesin Arts Centre is committed to giving more people the opportunity to see the very best that the arts have to offer – and every summer we take dance out of the theatre and onto the streets of Swansea for a 2 day free festival. This year’s Dance Days on 8 & 9 July will showcase dance performances which are exhilarating, funny, athletic and accessible with performance companies from across the UK as well as local talent.

We are grateful for the continued support of our festival partners – National Waterfront Museum and the City & County of Swansea for their co-operation in making this the must see arts event of the year.

Come and discover the best and brightest on the dance scene in and around the city centre and the museum and prepare to be amazed, amused and entertained!"


Performances will go ahead throughout the weekend. Some slight adjustments may be made to times and locations if needed. Information will be on site if so.

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