Seeking New Chair & Trustees

Dance Woking is seeking a new Chair and trustees

Dance Woking is seeking a chair and up to six new trustees who have expertise in their sector, along with networks in the arts, business or creative industries. We are seeking trustees with a passion for engaging people in the arts and an enthusiasm and belief in the vision and mission of Dance Woking. We are looking for people to champion, campaign for and support our work at this exciting period of change and who have the time and commitment to contribute to the future strategic development and sustainability of Dance Woking.

Dance Woking is an innovative dance organisation that provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance.  As we enter our 25th year, Dance Woking has ambitious plans for the future and is seeking to appoint exceptional and dynamic trustees to support the company in this next phase of development.


Are you a strategic thinker with people skills to lead a talented board of experts and support the CEO/Artistic Director to lead a dynamic and ambitious organisation? You will need knowledge of good governance, a commitment to supporting Dance Woking’s mission and the skill to build effective relationships with our key stakeholders.


Are you passionate about the arts? Do you have the time, and commitment to be part of the team who helps shape the next phase of the organisation’s development? You don’t need to be working in the arts, simply an interest and want to find out more! We are looking for new people to join our effective and supportive board, to build on our success and steer Dance Woking forward. Ideally candidates will either live or work in Woking or the surrounding areas. We are particularly seeking trustees with expertise in one or more of the following:

Formal Education &/or Higher Education, Local government, Health sector, Business development & fundraising, Social policy and impact, Digital marketing, Technology and Innovation, Creative practice

You will need to be able to attend 4 Board meetings a year, normally in the early evening; an annual strategy planning session, additional times may be required for subgroup committee meetings and Dance Woking events. Trustee roles are voluntary. We pay expenses in line with our volunteer policy. Previous trustee experience is not required – induction and training provided. Dance Woking operates an equalities policy and actively encourages diversity across the organisation.

 For an application pack please email: or if you would like to speak to a Trustee about the role please email your details to CEO/Artistic Director Sam McCaffrey and we will make contact

Closing date: Monday 29 July 2019

Interviews: week commencing 5 August 2019


Getting Ready for Encounters

Encounters banner

Banners are ready! Weather looking brighter too!!

We are busy doing the finishing touches: Look forward to seeing dance groups from:

Horsell Juniors School, Westfield Primary School, The Park School & St Johns Primary School

Plus Dance Schools: Outside the Box Dance Company, Bellytricks – Tribal & Dreamcatchers Stage Academy

Amazing banners by Maria Lima & Emily

Encounters banner

Encounters banner


T-shirts & Hats are in

Thanks to sponsors AKIKO design based in Woking we have some colourful t-shirts & hats to wear tomorrow at Encounters;

Looking forward to seeing an array of colour in Woking town centre, Jubilee Square, please support, action starts at 1.15pm with some pre-warm-up fun in the morning.


Dance Woking’s Intergenerational group get ready for premiere

KUSAK is an exciting intergenerational performance challenging audience perception of dance and age; this new work explores ritualistic ceremonies from Turkish Folk culture. Dance Woking has been working with Ceyda Tanc Dance to create a Woking version of KUSAK by inviting different members of the community to come together to create an exciting new piece of work. The group is made of dancers of different ages and abilities, presenting this work as one community group.


ABOUT: CEYDA TANC DANCE is a contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc. The company produces cutting-edge, dynamic contemporary dance works influenced by traditional Turkish folk dance, including Zeybek and Denizli. Utilising the virtuoso movements of the male Turkish dancers on female bodies, a unique movement vocabulary is created, which conveys striking shapes, and an emotive and sensual energy.  Ceyda Tanc Dance is committed to sharing their passion for dance and performance, specialising in contemporary and traditional Turkish folk dance. They aim to spark enthusiasm for these art forms in people of all ages and abilities.

ABOUT: Dance WOKING is an innovative dance organisation that provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance, providing new experiences that inspire artists, audiences, participants and communities. Supported by Arts Council England’s Project grants, Dance Woking has been working with a number of community groups and schools to in a project called KUSAK.



Encounters 1 week to go!

We have been getting ready for Encounters, taking place in Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre next Saturday 22 June, a warm-up to this years Party in the Park, Dance Woking has been working with schools around Woking & Surrey; teaching a flash mob phrase; we are very excited and looking forward to once again performing in Jubilee Square.

Supporting Dance Woking this week has been Emily, experiencing the Tea Dance on Wednesday at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre. led by The Swingsters who will also be leading the Swing Dance on 6 July in the bandstand field; to helping with the carnival parade banners on Thursday, lots still to do!

Also supporting Dance Woking this week has been Maria Lima designing the banners & volunteers Maggie & Camila.