Yorkshire Dance (YD) works through dance to create happiness, health, connection and change. We create opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance. We work to build community across the Yorkshire Region, across communities in Leeds and from our 4-storey building. We support artists who ask questions of themselves, their work and of the world. We help them research those questions and encourage local people to get involved in that process. It’s important to us to share the power of decision making with people, participants and artists and we support dance makers to develop dance leadership in a number of ways. We’re explore how dance can speak powerfully to critical themes such as empowerment/equality, gender, anti-racism, aging and the climate crisis. YD is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022.