Torch Theatre Summer School


Running since 2009, our popular annual summer school at Torch Theatre is open to all and is focused on offering affordable access to high quality creative experiences led by professional dance artists to the community in Pembrokeshire. Working with a different theme each year, and linked to our professional performance projects, this summer school is totally inclusive. We aim to create a supportive and nurturing environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities to come together, create and perform with us. Scroll down for this year's info...

"If MasterCard did dance schools: 20 hours of teaching - 3 amazing instructors - T Shirt - pictures - two performances in 1 amazing show - a breathtaking exhibition dance from the instructors - performance video - tickets to show - all for £85... Making dad cry - priceless!!! Thank you all at Joon Dance - can't wait to see what you do next year!!!"

- David Griffiths, proud Dad to one of our Joon Bugs

Summer School 2022


- Odette's Revenge -

You are invited to dance a Swan Lake story... 

Sick of being a victim to the evil Sorcerer, the Swan Princess is reborn from the lake a Queen- and more powerful than ever. These swans are neither black nor white; innocence will no longer compete with experience, and the Prince must now discover how to save himself.

Inspired by all the Swan Lake stories told through dance in the past, this modern sequel to Odette's tragic story was created in 2019 by Zosia Jo with Rubicon Dance. Zosia will now remount and expand the original choreography to include the whole Joon Dance Community and perform on the main stage at Torch Theatre. (photos by Sian Trenberth)

As per our usual Summer School format everyone is welcome. We will split into groups based on age and ability so that everyone gets supported and challenged. We will have professional dance artists leading classes and workshops and everyone will be involved creatively in making the show. You'll have technique classes to hone your skills in contemporary dance, swing dance and street dance styles as well as choreography sessions in which you create your own moves to perform in the show. 


We accept participants from 6 years and up, and we welcome adults of any age. 

Dates and times

Monday August 15th - Thursday August 18th:  9.30am-12.30pm 

Friday 19th August (Show day): 1.30pm onwards. The show is at 7.30pm 

Cost (per participant)

Support price: £85 (help Joon Dance recover from the pandemic and support future work)

Standard price: £75

Concessions and sibling price: £65 (concessions or two members of the same immediate family)

Family price: £55 (where three or more members of the same immediate family book together)

Tickets to the performance are £6 



Joon Dancers Advanced traineeship

Monday - Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm 

Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Participants aged 14 or older who have lots of dance experience, and/or are working towards a career in dance may be invited to attend afternoon sessions at no extra cost. If selected, the advanced trainees will work with the performer/teachers leading summer school to create additional material and take a lead role in the performance. Please state your interest in the advance traineeship in the "anything else we should know" box on your booking form.