This is thanks to Arts Council England’s ‘Elevate’ Fund





13.07.2017:  Registration starts to be a WHEELY GOOD WALKER!

Why not register yourself to be a Wheely Good Walker for FRONTLINEdance.

If you have a few hours to spare on Monday 31st July and can make your way to Westport Lake, Stoke on Trent, come and help us have a great day.

Sign up today!

The Friends of FRONTLINEdance’ in partnership with GreenDoor, are organising an event in the beautiful natural surroundings of Westport Lake, to help raise funds that will support the delivery of wonderful dance activities for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages locally by FRONTLINEdance.

So, if you can get around at least one lap of the lake, or feel you could help out on the day, come and be part of the team and raise a bit of money for FRONTLINEdance.

Sign-up before Thursday 20th July and join in the fun.

Why is it called a Wheely Good Walk? …. because you can choose to walk or wheel around the large lake (up to five times – that’s 5 miles), or you can use one of Green Door’s fabulous accessible trikes and bikes.

Fancy dress walkers are more than welcome too!!! So if you feel like having extra fun and making your own costume, come and join us – it will make the day even more fun for everyone taking part.

To take part : Just drop us a quick email today at and we’ll send you a simple Registration Form to complete and return.

Can’t take part, but want to support our work and activities? – please donate whatever you can via this link:

You may have friends who are taking part already – people from Breathrou’ or FRONTLINEdance.  They will be looking for sponsorship and may have created their own personal fundraiser page for this event – so please check out your friends Facebook pages and emails for links to their page, and give them encouragement by donating to their efforts.

Want to to find out more or sign -up …

All enquiries, please email: 


05.07.2017: DISCOVER DANCE programme is released online. View the programme here and where you can see FRONTLINEdance, other companies and dancers perform…

04.07.2017: FRONTLINEdance started the 5 day DANCE RESIDENCY at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery today, as part of the DISCOVER DANCE FESTIVAL. Drop in and see them devising , creating and rehearsing.

07.06.2017: FRONTLINEdance are looking for new Board members – to find out more please see our recent post –  ‘Join Our Board’

07.06.2017: Don’t forget – our Free Residency deadline is 12th June. Find out more by reading our website post – use our website search bar and enter ‘residency’

20.03.2017: Breakthrou’dance are performing at the Vic Hall tonight – good luck dancers!

15.03.2017:Your Invite to FRONTLINEdance Annual General Meeting

DATE: Thursday 30th March 2017 at 6pm
VENUE: Stoke-on-Trent College, Performing Arts Studio, Moorlands Road, Burslem. Stoke-on-Trent. ST6 4GA

It’s been an exciting year for FRONTLINEdance and we would love to see you at our AGM, so we can tell you all about it.

Our Breakthrou’ community dance company now has four active groups, and participants from all the groups will be opening our AGM meeting with a special performance, for you, their friends and families to enjoy.

Following the performance AGM general business will begin. We will present our 2016 annual report and our plans for an exciting few years ahead. There will be refreshments and a friendly atmosphere, and we would love to chat with anyone interested in becoming a member of The Board. If you think you have the skills and time to share please get in touch.

The AGM will finish no later than 7:30pm. We hope that you can join us.

Please respond before 24th March to help us cater for numbers and refreshments.
RSVP:• Email: • Call: Rachael on 07919 026962


13.03.2017: Rachael had an exciting morning on Sat speaking to new chair of ACE about and FRONTLINEdance’s involvement. We spoke about our first commission of Happenchance back in 2014 to being the associate artist on the New Vic Theatre’s Kiln 2017 programme.  Great times had and to have! It’s an exciting time for us… this space!

21.12.2016: OPPORTUNITY!!!

We require a COMPANY REBRAND & WEBSITE DESIGN/ BUILD- visit our recruitment page for more information:

19.12.2016: EXCITING NEWS: On Weds we’ll be positing two opportunities for a freelancer /company to work with us to create a new website and to rebrand FRONTLINEdance – keep your eyes peeled!!!! email if you want us to send the brief(s) directly to you

11.10.2016: AUTUMN NEWS 2016; support us! join us! celebrate with us!


15.09.2016     We’re recruiting! Company Development Manager needed……

For a full job description and how to apply:  company-development-manager-post-september-2016

Following the success of its recent Arts Council England application to the Elevate Fund, FRONTLINEdance has an opening for a part-time Company Development Manager.
This is a new role and is primarily focused on: Income generation & Managing Finances, Creating new and updating existing policies, Building New Partnerships, General Company Management & Evaluation.

It will be essential that the successful candidate will have comprehensive business skills to implement our plans and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successful outcomes. This includes the plan to diversify and increase levels of contributed and earned income.

We are interested in hearing from candidates that can work within a small company and who are driven by fulfilling our company aims and outcomes.

Deadline for applications is Friday 30th September 2016.
Interviews will be held on 14th October or 17th October 2016.
Anticipated Start Date: 1st November 2016 (negotiable)
Salary: £30k (pro-rata) part-time position; average of 30hrs per week (role could be split and hours are negotiable)
Location: Staffordshire

As an Equal Opportunities employer, FRONTLINEdance wishes to encourage positively all applications regardless of disability, sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion or age. Our Job Description and Person Specification can be provided in alternative format. We have an open invitation to applicants with a disability, who have a specific need, to discuss their specific requirements and to applicants with particular needs (e.g caring for children or other dependants) to discuss any special requirements. We are committed to create a healthy work/life balance.

Contact: for more information

We look forward to hearing from you.

19.08.2016      Our Happenchance 2016 Tour was a huge success!

17.03.2016         FRONTLINEdance AGM on MONDAY 21st MARCH @ DANCE STUDIO The Stoke-on-Trent College, Moorlands Road, Burslem. Starts at 6pm. Please email if you would like to attend.

05.03.2016        ‘Forget Me Knot’ a film by Junction 15 of our hospital project is now live!

04.02.2016        Thanks to a G4A from Arts Council England and funding from Staffordshire County Council, Appetite & ‘Friends of’ FRONTLINEdance we are developing Happenchance in May and touring throughout June 2016 to: Royal Stoke Hospital | County Hospital Stafford | Queens Hospital Burton | Haywood Hospital Stoke-on-Trent

It will be available to other hospitals, hospices, satellite centres, day care centres and other healthcare settings from September 2016.

“HAPPENCHANCE 2014” has been captured by Stoke-on-Trent’s very own Emmy Award winning Junction 15. WATCH THE FILM HERE:


Read an interview with one of the participants Oliver, on page 10 of People dancing January 2016’s edition of Participate:

15th Anniversary visit to our archives!”

“The performance was sensitive, exciting and professional. 300 children were spell bound for the whole session. The evaluation was a rewarding experience where everyone was encouraged to be open and honest. A superb experience for everyone concerned”

In 2004,  we embarked on a dance-in-education project for schools in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire that included dance workshops and performances. INCLUSION2 was toured to 37 schools and venues in Staffordshire. The original work was created by Kuldip Singh Barmi (ex Candoco) and re-developed by Rachael Lines for a new company of dancers.

Alongside INCLUSION2, we delivered INSET and teachers support for special schools in Wolverhampton were delivered. It followed ours successful INCLUSION project.

“Focused, challenging and exciting. This was enjoyable teaching with a purpose and pace. Excellent rapor – challenging work”.

28.09.2015  FRONTLINEdance is delighted to have received a Grants For The Arts from Arts Council England to do more of our work in hospitals. News to follow!


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FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015: 11.30am-1.00pm
Venue: Mitchell Arts Centre, Broad Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4HG
Rachael Lines, of FRONTLINEdance, will be running an enjoyable and friendly movement and dance workshop that brings people together, increases confidence, and is designed to suit all abilities and health conditions. The workshop will also explore some of the tasks that have been used to create a Live Age performance piece that will be performed at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 3rd October. Participants have the choice to sit or stand throughout, and no previous experience is required.

For further info and to book your FREE place visit:!october-2-schedule/c1wkz

There are lots of other things going on too!


FRONTLINEdance have set up a Local Giving Page to secure the future of Breakthrou’ YOUTH and ADULT. It will also help us to raise larger pots of money for bigger projects (such as Happenchance: and to cover our annual legal cost (e.g. annual accounting fees, insurance). We’d really appreciate your support and please share with your friends. If you do share, please let your friends know why you are supporting us too. What is great about Local Giving is that it also enables us to claim gift aid as a not-for-profit company. A little really does go a long way. Thank You in advance.


Breakthrou’YOUTH & ADULT are excited to be joining together to create a new piece to perform for ‘Lidice Shall Live” on Thursday 11th June at The Victoria Hall, Hanley. Please come and support us and other local groups. Buy tickets direct from the box office:…/lidice-shall-live/victoria-hall/ and see the trailer here:


Credit - Alena Kurajdova 4

FRONTLINEdance are delighted and excited to hosting this workshop Epic Arts; Hope to see you there!An integrated workshop for over 16yr olds, lead by members of Cambodia’s only integrated dance company.
Breakthrou’dance will be joined by 8 performers from Epic Arts who will be stopping by sunny Stoke during their UK tour to deliver an integrated dance workshop. Lead by members of the performance company, the workshop will explore some of the methods the company use in Cambodia to create work and deliver workshops.
All abilities welcome. Cost £5. Places limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you haven’t booked, please make sure there is availability before turning up. Workshops will take place in the dance studio.



We’ve just stumbled across this Creative Stoke interview with Rachael from March 2005 aged 29! Take a look:


IMG_3512Happenchance by FRONTLINEdance for UHNS Charity
Read about the whole project including research, performance & reflection blogs, images and a lovely video from Junction15 Productions
Follow the link for the full project highlights!



We would like to wish Breakthrou’dance’s Grace Routledge lots of luck for her day filming as an extra for a new BBC 4 Drama!

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