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Date posted - 1/04/2020
In light of the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), a top story in the news across the world. Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) has refashioned its current season of activities into a digital form, tailored to allow people to continue engaging in and benefiting from dance and culture during a period of self-isolation. 

ESD will deliver a range of exciting and informative contemporary dance works on its website and social media, delivered by ESD company dancers from around the world which will also offer some financial support during these challenging times.
This innovative platform will include: pre-recorded live performances from its current season, exclusive dance performances created by world-renowned choreographers from ESD's diverse repertoire, live streamed daily dance classes (from their homes) in Contemporary, Ballet, Kathak, Hip-Hop and Yoga, for people who have access to the internet, Q&A sessions and much, much, more!
To have access to this exclusive content visit and follow ESD on social media @eliotsmithdance
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Date posted - 17/03/2020
As you will all be aware the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a top story in the news across the world.

The safety and well-being of our customers, our members, collaborators and our staff is of utmost importance at Eliot Smith Dance, and we're continuing to follow official guidance carefully from the UK Government, Public Health England and funders i.e Arts Council England.

With this guidance in mind, we have postponed all upcoming performances and events until further notice.
For ticket holders, if you would like to;
  • Donate your ticket money to Eliot Smith Dance
  • Receive a credit note for a future performance
  • Receive a refund
Please contact us at for the following performances below:

Dovecote Centre – Amble
Fri 24 April (7.30pm)

Bowes Museum – Barnard Castle
Thur 14 May (7pm)

Bamburgh Pavilion – Bamburgh 
Sat 16 May (7pm)

Pegswood Community Hub
Fri 29 May (7.30pm)
If you have purchased tickets for the following performances:

Gosforth Civic Theatre – Newcastle 
Sat 18 April (7.30pm)

The Maltings – Berwick upon Tweed 
Fri 08 May (7.00pm)
Please email,
For Gosforth:
For The Maltings:

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please take care and good health to you and your family at this time.
Click here for Public Statement from Eliot Smith, Artistic Director of Eliot Smith Dance
Date posted - 03/02/2020
Following a successful pilot platform, “Graham in UK”, in Summer 2018, devised by Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) and in collaboration with The Martha Graham Dance Company, ESD Presents is a new and annual Contemporary Dance programme taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne. The aim is to inform, stimulate, entertain and encourage creative debate about one of the most influential and creative minds of the past.
From 27 July – 1 August 2020, hosted at Newcastle College, ESD Presents: MARTHA GRAHAM, will offer dancers a Summer Intensive in Graham TechniqueTM and Repertory; Composition; Performance and Professional Support, specifically designed for students and professionals from the UK and Europe who wish to learn and progress intensively in the Graham vocabulary.
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Date posted - 6/12/2019
The Directors of Eliot Smith Dance are pleased to announce the appointment of five new directors: 
Dr Alexandros Dearges-Chantler
Beverley Gray
Angeline Lucas
Dr Dana Mills
Penny Morrison
We are still seeking to recruit additional directors who have experience and expertise in the following fields: 
- The Law 
- Finance 
- Business
ESD encourages and welcomes expressions of interest from people of all backgrounds, including Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic.
Please email your interest to Pat Pierpoint via 
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