A weekend of free dance activities in Edinburgh
From 30 June – 1 July Edinburgh will host a weekend of free dance events to excite, inspire and entertain. Big Dance Edinburgh promises to be the largest celebration of dance Scotland has ever seen with opportunities to watch, perform and learn from hundreds of people passionate about dance. Aligned with the Scottish Government’s initiative to Get Scotland Dancing, the weekend showcases dance at all levels and for all ages featuring everything from aerial performance to zumba tasters. Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace will act as ambassadors for the event as their Midnight Tango tour arrives in Edinburgh on Wednesday June 27th to get audiences in the mood for dance.
Big Dance Ambassadors Vincent & Flavia are thrilled to be involved in the weekend’s celebrations saying: ‘The weekend of Sat 30 June and Sun 1 July offers you the chance to experience almost every style of dance. Enjoy watching performances or join in the fun and try something new. From ballet to aerial, belly dance to breakin’ and everything in-between, we hope you’ll be excited, inspired and most of all, that you’ll get dancing too!’
World record attempt
Closing Big Dance Edinburgh a Guinness World Record attempt will be taking place in a transformed Grassmarket as Edinburgh attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest tea dance. Expert friendly teachers Susan and Gary will guide absolute beginners through some moves setting them loose to join more experienced dancers. Partners and 1940s costume are optional. Sunday 1st July, 2012 17:00 – 19:00
Other programme highlights include:
With almost 100 dance groups taking part, 120 different events and almost as many different dance styles to choose from Big Dance Edinburgh promises to be a spectacular celebration of dance – bringing dance to the people and people to dance
All details of the weekends can be found on the Big Dance Edinburgh website.
You can also follow the BigDanceEdin hashtag on twitter.
Download a PDF copy of a map and times of all the events over the weekend and get planning.
All of the events are free to attend.