Rural Touring Dance Initiative

In 2015 the NRTF joined forces with The Place, Take Art and China Plate to launch a brand new 3-year initiative for making and touring dance performances to and for rural areas.

Rural Touring Dance Initiative: Full Film from RB Films on Vimeo.

The first two seasons of touring were completed in autumn 2016 and spring 2017, featuring eight companies from the first RTDI menu. You can read all about this first phase of the project on our RTDI Archive page.

The second RTDI menu was announced in January 2017, with 75 applications recieved. The chosen companies will be touring in autumn 2017 and spring 2018. You can view the 2nd menu here.

Click the logos below to find out more about our partners. 

The project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England’s Lottery funded Strategic Touring Programme.

Whoever you are – if you want to keep in touch with what’s going on you can visit this page, click on the links to the right for more information and latest news stories and check out the links to our partners page and the background to the project. Details on the first two seasons of the project can be found on the RTDI Archive page.

On Twitter you can follow @rural_dance and use the hashtag #ruraldance, like our Facebook page and you can also sign up to our Storify for all the twitter action so far.

If you’d like to be added to the rural dance mailing list, to be among the first to know the latest project news, please email Alice Porter at