What Moves You continues to deliver fun creative activities across Scotland

  • What Moves You at The Brunton attracted 57 people to enjoy live music and dance again

  • The latest Chance Dance Sessions took place in Cellardyke in November

  • My Friend Selkie in 2022 will reach Early Years children and their adults, initially in Aberdeen 

  • We'll keep you posted about the launch of What Moves You short film - soon!


What Moves You? was the first project delivered by What Moves You CIC                                           Co Number 690771


Thanks to a Creative Scotland Sustaining Creative Development Award, funding from The William Syson Foundation, Crowdfunder Supporters and the 4 partner venues - The Brunton, Byre Theatre, Lyra and Lyth Arts Centre -

What Moves You? connected with more than 200 people through 30 online, indoor and outdoor workshops across Scotland.


Working in collaboration with fellow Dance Artists Skye Reynolds, Julia McGhee and Niamh O’Loughlin, we led online, outdoor and indoor movement sessions and made solos for 

The Brunton on The Links, Musselburgh (Niamh O'Loughlin)

by Lyra, Craigmillar (Skye Reynolds)

The Arts Building, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews (Dawn Hartley)

and near Inver and Balintore (Julia McGhee).  


214 people enjoyed the performances with evocative scores by Composer, Quee MacArthur.

We've collaborated with fantastic costume designers, Alison Brown, Mona Kastell, Teo Alessandro and Aaron Macdonald. 



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In partnership with The Byre Theatre                                       (image by Hazel Terry)

Sea Path continues to resonate...

Email 2020seapath@gmail.com

to receive The Anywhere Route for you to enjoy

Sea Path Film Crew
Photo of Jade, Dawn, Quee and Brian by Brian Hartley
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Please see Life Story for more info and email me for current cv.  dawnhartley@gmail.com


Career-long Professional Learning

I  am passionate about dance and movement. With years of experience in delivery and design, I'll happily propose bespoke programmes of projects and CLPL for your cluster or school. 

Building on the basics to create complexity.

Leading Dance Workshops

I enjoy delivering dance sessions for all levels of experience to maximise full engagement and build confidence. 


Artistic Support

As a former performer,  I have experience in all aspects of artistic development from idea to studio to stage to outdoors.  

Please email for advice - If I don't know, I'm happy to direct you to someone who does.

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Dancebase R & D residency online 2020

Dawn that video is incredible.
The movement really drew me in, and it was particularly cool to see the dancers in their different surroundings, and when they came up and eyeballed the camera it felt simultaneously startling, intimate
and gave this feeling of connection and closeness.
Especially impressive to achieve something at that level during an r&d in lockdown - well done!

Moving movement...