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Big Dance Events


The UK’s biggest celebration of dance

Big Dance 2016 – A decade of dance

Created in 2006, this biennial celebration of dance has inspired thousands of people to get dancing in London, the UK and internationally. Now in it’s final year, Big Dance 2016 Festival offers a multitude of opportunities for everyone to participate!

From 20 May to 10 September events by world-class and emerging choreographers will take over public spaces – schools, libraries, community centres, car parks, piazzas and shopping centres, delivered in partnership with several organisations and local authorities.

The festival kicked off on 20 May with the Big Dance Pledge, the largest simultaneous performance in the world, and the launch of the Big Dance Bus Tour, building up to the Big Dance Week, the highlight of the festival, from 2-10 July 2016. 

Check out the Big Dance Festival Guide to find a series of dance opportunities across London for all Londoners to get involved in!

The Big Dance Festival 2016 is led by the Mayor of London  and delivered in partnership with People Dancing and the Big Dance Hubs, working with world-class artists, inspiring communities and people. Together, we’re helping to create and develop opportunities for people to experience and take part in all kinds of dance and dancing.

Download the Big Dance Festival Guide.

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