2ND Hand Dance

Second Hand Dance collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make thought-provoking, joyful and highly visual dance performances. For family and adult audiences, the work is often socially-engaged, participatory and designed to be open to audiences for their own reflection.

Rosie Heafford

Second Hand Dance was set-up by Rosie Heafford, a choreographer and arts manager based in Surrey. She studied dance and critical theory at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance (BA) and Goldsmiths College (MA), London. 

Professional Development and support from:

South East Dance
Company in Residence
2016 - 2017

Pavilion Dance South West

Playtime Artist

South East Dance in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Collaborate - Dramaturgical Support

Stratford Circus
Associate Artist

Artists International Development Fund

Arts Council England
February 2015

Choreographer to Choreographer Award
Dance UK
April - Sept 2014

Pavilion Dance South West
Discovery Artist

Dance UK
July - Nov 2013

Creative and Business Development Programme
South East Dance
July 2012- March 2013

Associate Artist

Surrey Arts
Feb 2011 - current

- Charlie Morrissey
South East Dance
March 2011 - April 2012

Mentoring - Maressa Von Stockert
Site-specific work
April 2011

Mentoring - Anna Williams
Intergenerational Dance
Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

Funding + Awards

Runner-Up: Children's Theatre Award
Arts Foundation
Jan 2016

Arts Council England
Teachers & Getting-Dressed R&D
May 2015

Arts Council England

Grass (Production and Touring)
Jan 2015

Arts Council England
Dad Dancing
Jan 2014

Best Overall Business
Epsom & Ewell Business Awards
Nov 2013

Best Creative Business
Epsom & Ewell Business Awards
Nov 2013

Dance UK Oberservership
July - Nov 2013

Arts Council England
Humpty Dumpty: A Wibbly Wobbly World of Words
April 2013

Runner-up: Commitment to the Community and Best Small Business

Epsom & Ewell Business Awards
Nov 2012

Arts Council England
Dad Dancing
Oct 2012

Big Dance Microgrant (London)
Big Dance
April 2012

Winner: Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Epsom & Ewell Business Awards
Nov 2011

No Strings Attached
Farnham Maltings
Oct 2011

Fund 101
Enterprise Nation
Oct 2011

Mole Valley Arts Forum
July 2011

Innovators Fund
Ideas Tap
July 2011

Innovators Fund

Ideas Tap
April 2011

Best Business Idea
Dec 2010



Choreography Credits

Getting Dressed
Commissioned by Gulbenkian, University of Kent. Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Pavilion Dance South West. Made in association with Nottingham Lakeside Arts, DanceEast, Southbank Centre, South East Dance and The Point. 

16 Singers
Produced by The Egg in association with Dance Umbrella

Grass has toured to 45 venues and done 118 performances to 6263 audience members since 2015, including Unicorn Theatre, Southbank Centre, British Dance Edition, bOing! Festival, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Minifest and Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly known as Imaginate).

Dad Dancing
Co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre, premiering in Autumn 2014. With support from The Nightingale Theatre, South East Dance, Surrey County Council, The Albany, Katherine Lowe Settlement, G Live

Humpty Dumpty

Stratford Circus, G Live, DepARTure Arts, Dromos Festival, Dance Woking Party in the Park, Richmond Riverside Festival, Brent Libraries, The Arc in Caterham, Tonbridge Library, Dover Library, Dulwich Library, Peckham library, Willesden Green Library, Ealing Road Library, Brixton Library, Lambeth Country Show, Woking Dance Festival, Staines library, Woking Library, Redhill Library, Caterham Library, Oxted Library, Epsom Library, Ewell Library, Leatherhead Theatre
June 2012 - current

Creepy House
South West Libraries
Aug 2013

Apeing the Beast
Camden Arts centre, The Grundy, Arnolfini
March - Sept 2013

Stepping in Gold

Phoenix Road, commissioned by UP Projects, Camden Council and National Rail
August 2012

Eugene Onegin
Ryedale Festival
July 2012

Barton Hill, commissioned by Sovereign Housing and Field Art Projects
May 2012

Paper Solo

Chisenhale Dance Space, The Basement, University of Surrey, Woking Dance Festival, Canada Water Library, Peckham Library, The Arc in Caterham, Clapham Library, Redhill Library, Sevenoaks Library, Dorking Library, Guildford Library
Nov 2011 - Aug 2012

Isle of View

Bourne Hall, Woking Dance Festival, Empty Shop, The Arc
July - August 2011

HG Wells Centre, commissioned by Woking Dance Festival
July 2011

Performance Through Production
Loughborough University
May 2011

Share the Word
Intergenerational dance-work performed in schools, theatres and care homes in Surrey, commissioned by Surrey Arts
February - March 2011

Pass It On
Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking
January 2011

The Duck and the Fresian
Losely Park, part of the Celebrating Surrey Festival
July 2010

Amazing Choreographed Dance Party
Electric Kicks, Angel, London
July 2008