Major Two-Day Dancing Festival
24th September 2012
This final two-day event is a way to demonstrate all the good work we’ve done and what opportunities are available and will continue to be available once the project ends.
A major two-day event featuring dancers from across Lincolnshire is to be held in November.
One festival, spread over two days and across seven different locations, is being organised as the final showcase of the two-year £180,000 Dance4Life project which aims to increase the number of adults involved in dance across Lincolnshire. The event, called Lincolnshire – Let’s Dance! will take place on 17th and 18th November.
On Saturday 17th November activities will take place at The New Life Church and The Healthy Hub in Lincoln city centre. As well as dance workshops there will also be food, photo exhibitions, personal stories and performances from groups which have been set up as a result of the project.
On Sunday 18th November four rural locations – Spilsby, Holbeach, Binbrook and Scotter – as well as Lincoln city will host a traditional céilidh, also known as a barn dance. Live bands will play at each venue, with dancers and instructors who have been attending classes kicking off the event alongside members of the public.
They will all be scheduled to start at the same time across all locations, bringing synchronised dancing to the county!
Keyna Paul, Director of Lincolnshire Dance which is the parent organisation of the Dance4Life programme, said: “For the past 18 months we have been working tirelessly to give adults in Lincolnshire a chance to get involved in dance.
“This final two-day showcase is a way to demonstrate all the good work we’ve done and show what opportunities are available and will continue to be available once the project ends.
“It really will be something spectacular and we hope that anyone taking part will develop a passion for dancing.”
Further details about the event will be released in the coming weeks.
Notes to editors:
- Dance4Life is a programme offered by the charity Lincolnshire Dance. It is funded through the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Fund, which is supported by Lincolnshire County Council and NHS Lincolnshire. The scheme aims to give adults who may not have had access to dance or lacked confidence a chance to try different disciplines.
- Dance4Life is targeted at adults and works to break down barriers which could stop them taking up dance. It’s about encouraging people who may have lacked confidence – sometimes with the help of a dance buddy – creating opportunities in areas which have been poorly serviced previously such as small towns and villages, offering quality classes which will appeal to adults ranging from burlesque to street dance, and giving people the chance to become a qualified dance instructor.
- Lincolnshire Dance is a charitable organisation launched in 2000 to offer a chance for people from all walks of life to become involved in dance in some way. The idea was to change hearts and minds to get people involved. As part of that programme, a two-year project called Dance4Life was launched as a spin-off from the Government-led Change4Life scheme.