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Our project will allow ALL children to access creativity. Help us to inspire, educate, develop and nurture young people through dance.

by The D Project in Darlington, England, United Kingdom


“Breathtaking… I really wish all children could be introduced to dance in this way.” Audience member

Who we are

The D project is a UK dance company based in the North East that works to engage and inspire young people.

We are providers of quality dance projects in education and the community, through performances, workshops and events.  As a company, we have been contributing to strategic dance work across the Tees Valley and North East for over 10 years, enabling new experiences, creating accessible work; developing and inspiring young people through dance.

What are we doing?

With your support we will be able to develop our new production HEDGE, a dance theatre production for children age 4+ performed in theatres and unusual spaces.

Our ethos is to create a space that can capture and encourage the imagination of children, specifically those who you may not normally have access to dance.

Through our invested support of the development of young people, The D Project inspire a record of educational and outreach participation spanning across ages 3-19 with an average of 679 participants every week having access to an enriching program of classes and interactive workshops. 

Our record of work to date has proven that by nurturing the development of creativity in early years, we can advance many vital learning skills including elements of Motor Skills, Language Development and Communication, Decision Making, Visual Learning, and Cultural Awareness.

With your help we can further this reach.



HEDGE is FUN , FRESH and EXCITING, drawing in children and adults alike to experience a performance with a difference. Welcome to a story about bravery, in a world that is ever changing; exploring the story of a hedgehog waking up from hibernation and everything is not as it once was.

Expect to get involved, get attached , and see the world through tiny eyes!

HEDGE combines the magic of dance and puppetry to create a playful, friendly atmospheric performance space for young ones, where they will be encouraged to explore their space and be taken on the hedgehogs story as it discovers how to be brave.  Families of all ages can enjoy this performance .


What do we need from you?

In order to support The D Project and the creation of this community led performance- HEDGE, we are asking  for a donation to support our outreach program & materials that will create the magical surroundings and costume for this production.

Here is some of our inspiration for the making of HEDGE... Your support will help us achieve this!


Our Outreach Programme: 

Play with scale through movement and dance, interacting with props and letting your
imagination run wild as we delve into a world where anything is possible!

 Explore all things BIG, grand and spectacular through movement! How can we make
ourselves large, how big can we make things collectively.

This fun workshop as part of our outreach programme will help build the confidence to be bigger in more ways than one!

Your help will make this possible!

Thank you,

The D Project Team

Find us:



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

A Hedgehog Hug

Thank you! Pledge just because it feels good to be a part of something great.

£5 or more

A Spiky Shoutout

Get your very own social media shout out. As a thank you we'll credit you live on social media with a tweet and a Facebook video from the team! Hooray

£10 or more

Prickly Post

You can expect a lovely big thank you in the post. We'll send a special signed 'HEDGE' postcard, along with a social media shoutout. THANK YOU

£20 or more

In the Headlights!

Wow thanks, you've really helped....and because of that we'll credit you on our website Along with this you'll get a signed postcard, and social media shoutout.

£30 or more

Dancing Hedgehogs

To say a big thank you we're inviting you to a taster class with The D Project, you can chose whether to join us for a kids class or an adult one to one. Also you'll still get our website credit and social media shoutout.

£50 or more

Creative Spike

Thank you so much! Welcome to the creative family. ..Your pledge means so much and because of this we're going to invite you into our rehearsal time; come join us in rehearsal and chat with the team, after this you can also enjoy a free pass to our invite only sharing! Don't forget about your postcard & social media shoutout

£100 or more

Hedge is behind you!

In return for your amazing pledge, we will get behind your corporate business by crediting and sharing your company on social media. Along with this, you will receive our signed HEDGE postcard, our social media shoutout... and an invitation to one of our sharings!

£200 or more

Prickly Party!

Thank you so much! We can't say how much your pledge means to us.... but we'll try... In return for your support we will come and deliver a free wellness corporate class to your business! Alongside this you will receive your social media shoutout, a signed HEDGE postcard and an invitation to one of our sharing of HEDGE