Rural Dance Collective


The Rural Dance Collective is a network of local independent Dance Artists and Companies that deliver high quality dance education programmes and performances in the eastern region and across the UK.

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base dance

Artistic Director: Diccon Hogger Associate Director: Laura Miller

Jack Stinton Dance Company is a performance and education company, creating new and innovative performance work, for both the stage and film. Bringing challenging education based workshops and classes to school and community settings alike.


JSDC's education department delivers workshops and classes for all ages and abilities, from primary school projects through to professional commissions.

base dance is a dance performance company who specialise in working with live choreography and digital media to create accessible and visually immersive dance theatre performances.


With over 10 years experience the company has an accessible approach to its work and prides itself on also offering a high standard of educational packages based on their work that can be tailor made for each session/ residency.


Mark Swann trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Whilst training he choreographed several pieces some of which were chosen to be performed at Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Sadlers Wells. The Royal Bank of Scotland commissioned Mark to choreograph a piece for the Degas ballet dancer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art. Mark has toured exclusively with European Ballet. Mark's classes are lively and interactive, and great for the outgoing and sociable dancers.

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Mark Swann

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Jack Stinton 
Dance Company

Danielle Swann

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Danielle Swann is an independent dance teacher who works in and around South Cambridgeshire. 

She regularly teaches and choreographs for The April Burgess Martin School of Dance and was one of the founding members of Scambs Collective.










base design is the graphics and Audio Visual support arm of base dance. 

The company offers promotional design material and advice for other creative artists and companies who work within the performing/ creative arts industry.


The company offers flyers, logo design, leaflets, posters and websites at very reasonable rates. base design also offers Audio Visual support including film editing, DVD production and dupication and Sound editing.

Artistic Director: Jack Stinton

Cottenham Lifelong Learning 

(Community Education)

Janet Drinkwater - Adult & Family Learning Manager

Cottenham Lifelong Learning has an extensive range of courses and regular classes for the Cottenham Community and surrounding villages.


April Burgess Martin School of Ballet supplies a Community Teacher for Childrens ballet on Wednesdays.