Final Details for Dancing Festival

News release

08th November 2012

With Strictly fever gripping the nation, most people would admit to wanting to learn how to do the Foxtrot like Flavia or the Argentine Tango like Artem!

But it’s not always easy to know which style of dance is for you or even where to access lessons. Now, the final countdown is on for the free Lincolnshire – Let’s Dance! festival on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November. The event is offering taster sessions as well as a chance to see demonstrations from groups already up and running across the county.

It kicks off at 11am until 8.30pm at The New Life Church and The Healthy Hub in Lincoln on 17th November, with taster sessions in 10 different dance styles as well as pilates. Visitors can also try free tasty food, get tips on living a healthier lifestyle, see photo exhibitions, hear personal stories and watch dance demonstrations. VIPs will also be treated to a glass of fizz and nibbles.

Between 2pm and 5pm on the Sunday, céilidhs featuring live bands will be held at Spilsby, Holbeach, Binbrook, Scotter and Lincoln.

Keyna Paul, Director of the charity Lincolnshire Dance which runs the Dance4Life project, said: “We wanted to offer something that would celebrate our two-year project and give everyone the chance to have a go at different dances from Scottish country dance to salsa. Anyone can take part and we want as many people as possible to come down on both days and see what’s available on their door step.”

Dance instructor Alex Law, who will be teaching zumba and dance the musicals at the event, added: “Dancing has always been my passion, but for a lot of adults, it can be hard to know how to get involved. This festival will be a chance to try out something new and see just how much fun the classes can be!”

Tickets must be booked in advance to ensure you can attend the classes you're interested in.

Timetable

Saturday 17th November

30 minute sessions:

Freedom in dance 11am and 4.30pm

Medieval dance 11.45am and 1.30pm

Egyptian dance 12.30pm and 3.45pm

Salsa 11.15am and 1.15pm

Rock’n roll 12 noon and 2pm

Bollywood 2 Hollywood 12.45pm and 2.45pm

Dance the musicals 3pm and 3.30pm

Zumba 2.15pm and 4.15pm

45 minute sessions:

Scottish country dance 11.45am and 2.15pm

Regency dance 1pm and 3.30pm

Pilates 11.30am, 12.45pm, 3.45pm

Dance demonstrations 6pm to 7pm

Talk from Lincolnshire Dance 7pm to 8.30pm

Sunday 18thNovember

Céilidhs will take place between 2pm and 5pm in Spilsby, Holbeach, Binbrook, Scotter and Lincoln.

Free coaches:

Coaches will pick up from various community venues in Holbeach, Bourne, Spilsby, Bardney, Binbrook, Bardney, Wragby and Scotter. Please contact the Dance4Life Team for further information.

Directions and maps:

The céilidhs will take place at Franklin Hall in Spilsby, Holbeach WI Hall, Binbrook Village Hall in Binbrook, Scotter Village Hall and The Healthy Hub in Lincoln. The full address for each venue along with a map can be found at www.lincolnshiredance.com/directions

How to book:

Email reservations@lincolnshiredance.com or call 01522 522525 with your details.

Ends

Notes to editors:

  • 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.
  • Dance4Life 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.

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
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cerri@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
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t: @CerriDelaney

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The final countdown is on for the Dance4Life festival next weekend! Lincolnshire – Let’s Dance! kicks off at 11am on Saturday 17th November at The New Life Church and The Healthy Hub in Lincoln, with the fun continuing the following day with five céilidhs in Spilsby, Holbeach, Binbrook, Scotter and Lincoln.
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Anyone can take part and we want as many people as possible to come down on both days and see what’s available on their doorstep
Keyna Paul, Director of the charity Lincolnshire Dance