Help secure the future of Rubicon Dance

Rubicon Dance has issued a statement following discovery of a serious financial issue that threatens the future of the much loved Adamsdown-based dance company and is asking for our help:

Rubicon Dance has been at the forefront of Community Dance in Wales for the past 47 years. The legacy of people who have experienced dance in our building and beyond is immense and they thrive in a world that is very uncertain at times. 

Unfortunately, over the past few weeks a serious financial issue has been uncovered by the Board and a newly appointed Senior Leadership Team of Rubicon Dance. Our finances are in a difficult position, and we face an extremely tough few months. A serious incident has been reported to the Charities Commission and a thorough investigation will take place. 

Since this discovery, the Board and newly appointed Senior Leadership Team have been engaging with our staff, stakeholders, and funders, including the Arts Council of Wales, in an attempt to resolve the situation. There is a strong undercurrent of support from many sources including the Arts Council of Wales which reinforces our determination to secure the future of Rubicon.  

During this time, all of the incredibly dedicated team that remain at Rubicon – from the new Senior Leadership Team, staff and dance leaders, freelancers to cleaners – have done everything to ensure our classes and services continue as normal. Their passion to serve our communities and dancers has been inspirational. We extend our thanks and gratitude to each and every one of them. 

Despite best efforts and many positive conversations, so far, we have only been able to secure some of the funds needed to stabilise our medium-term financial situation. We are taking advice, speaking to partners, and continue to focus on resolving this situation.   

We cannot imagine Wales without Rubicon, our people centred social arts organisation. 

If you can help, have any ideas for ways that could support, or simply wish to share your positive memories and experiences of dance at Rubicon, please get in touch at future@rubicondance.co.uk. If you want to support Rubicon financially, please go to our crowd-funder at Save Rubicon for the Future | Rubicon Dance 

In this very difficult time, we thank everyone for your commitment and loyalty to our vision. With the support of our many friends and supporters we know that our future will be assured. 

Rubicon Dance is a social arts organisation and exists to unlock self-expression, so that people discover their potential, feel motivated and connected in the world. In imaginative and creative ways, they nurture and curate exceptional and memorable dance, wherever it may be.

Read more about Rubicon Dance and everything it offers: https://www.inksplott.co.uk/rubicon-dance-40-years-of-tutus-tap-and-throwing-shapes-on-the-dancefloor/

Rubicon is dear to the hearts of many and it’s devastating for everyone who works and attends classes there. Our fingers are crossed for a positive solution and the future of Rubicon Dance.