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Welcome to The NASH - a dance studio in Hawes in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. We host a Saturday dance school and run a small programme of arts and heritage projects.  We work with a range of dynamic partners: Janet Seymour School of Theatre Dance, Rural Arts, Eden Arts, Swaledale FestivalLempen Puppet Theatre Company and Dales Countryside Museum.  Keep up-to-date on Facebook @TheNashHawes.

Click here for news of our latest project The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire Dales National Park's Sustainable Development Fund.  

The NASH is short for ‘National School Hawes’: the building dates from 1845 and was originally a Victorian school, then a church-run community space, until it fell out of use.  The building was brought in 2014 with the aim of bringing it back to life and The NASH re-opened in March 2016. The space is approx 10 x 8 metres and has a sprung wooden dance floor as well as tables, chairs and an accessible toilet.

Latest News

Brian and Jennie Sunter

15 June 2021

News, Story of Schools

We loved meeting this well-known Swaledale couple and recording their school stories from Low Row and Keld in the 40s. Brian and Jennie Sunter have been married for 61 years and...

Giant artwork to be unveiled

05 May 2021

News, Story of Schools

The Dales Countryside Museum (DCM) in Hawes is re-opening on Monday 17 May with a special exhibition telling the story of schools in the Upper Dales.

New Podcast:  Voices From The Dales

24 March 2021

News, Story of Schools

Episodes One and Two of new podcast series 'Voices From The Dales' share audio material gathered in this project, and have been published to complement the opening of our special...