Grace & Growl will be performing at Inside Out Dorset Festival, Up In The Air, Harbourside Park, Poole on September 24th.

Anna Golding, acclaimed dance practitioner and former team member at Activate (and she was Artistic Director of our integrated performance company, The Remix too) has long championed the skill of the older dancer. She has realised an ambition and developed a new contemporary dance company, based in Bridport; Grace & Growl made up of older adults, many with no formal dance experience, simply a love of dance and the desire to perform.

The company is open to men and women who would like to develop dance skills, make new work together and perform in public spaces. The company reflects the diversity that makes up the Dorset population and Activate have supported its development.

Photo Justin Smith, design Spike Golding

For more information, or to ask to be part of this incredible and diverse company, please email: or call Anna Golding on, 07958 045 672

The creation of this company has been supported by Activate