Moving to make art that matters, our mission is to inspire, engage and empower children and young people through dance.

Ludus Dance uses dance as a tool of expression and trust, building on strength and recognising potential, to change and enhance people’s lives. Working across a wide range of social, educational and mental health and wellbeing settings, and especially with children and young people who have a limited access to high quality experiences, we create vital opportunities through work that is bespoke, collaborative and inclusive.

As an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), we are entrusted with reaching as many people across Lancashire as possible in our key social groups and developing new audiences through fresh, ambitious, high quality work.


The Ludus Mission - Ludus Dance

Founded in 1975 by dancers, teachers, creators and political activists, the company was originally a performing and touring company and, until recently, the only professional dance company in the UK to specialise in dance education.

Today, Ludus Dance introduces children and young people to dance no matter what background or experience they have. Our methods are authentic, collaborative and innovative to build identity and foster well-being for life.   

Support Ludus Dance

Ludus Dance is a charity that receives support from Arts Council England (ACE), trusts and foundations, and local councils but donations and the generosity of the public are essential for us to reach and change the lives of as many young people in need as possible.


We have a number of ways in which you can get involved with Ludus Dance through volunteering.

Meet the Team

Ludus Dance’s small and dedicated team works alongside our Board Members and volunteers to make everyone’s experience with us as inspiring, engaging and empowering as possible in a space where they can feel safe and secure.

Our Impact

Ludus Dance is a place where people, community and art really matter. Check out the impact our work had in 2018/19.

Vacancies & Opportunities

Take a look at our current job vacancies and student placement opportunities at Ludus Dance.

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