Key Dates

End of Evolution Celebration Event

Sunday 13th October
at The Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ 

Join Oxford Dance Forum for a free event celebrating the work of Oxfordshire-based dance artists (supported through the Arts Council England / Oxford City Council funded ‘Evolution’ professional  development programme).

Offering a vibrant and eclectic mix of dance performances, dance films and documentaries, installations and discussions throughout the afternoon and evening, this one-time-only event is open to all! Book tickets in advance for each event you’d like to attend – all free, donations welcome:

Join us for an intriguing and entertaining promenade event of dance, live music, projections, and dialogue that takes place in the Cafe and Loft. Performers showing work are: Jenny Parrott, Joëlle Pappas and Christopher Redgate, and Naomi Morris.

Join Miranda Laurence for a discussion exploring how to watch dance and get more out of it. This talk is open to all – dance makers, regular dance watchers, and those who may have little or no experience of watching dance.

Plus a rare opportunity to experience an eclectic mix of works created and performed by 5 Oxford-based dance artists & companies, with each presenting short excerpts in styles ranging from hip hop to butoh, tap to physical theatre, and ballet to performance poetry. Companies performing: Body Politic, Justice in Motion, Segolene Tarte, Sole Rebel Tap, and Unlock the Chains Collective.


Autumn CREATIVE LABS hosted by Jenny Parrott   

15th October & 3rd December (please note change of date was previously listed as 5 Nov) 10am-12noon
FREE to attend – Dance Studio, Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ 

The hosting of ODF creative labs is shared around ODF members who are interested in helping other dancers/dance makers explore movement ideas in a safe and supportive space. If you would like to attend and have an idea you want to try out please email You can also get in touch if you are interested in hosting future sessions.


Next Oxford Dance Forum Meeting – Tue 29 October

The next ODF open meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 October 1pm-3pm in the Freeman’s Room at Oxford Town Hall.All welcome to attend as we discuss the future of Oxford Dance Forum.


Oxford City Council Culture Fund 

Round 3 (for projects taking place between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020)
Wednesday 18 September 2019: Culture Fund opens for applications.
Wednesday 16 October 2019: Deadline for applications.
Applicants will be informed of decisions by Friday 1 November 2019. For advice email