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Big Dance Pledge 2014

Learn the dance
Or make your own
Then perform

The Big Dance Pledge is a chance to learn, make and perform dance with the rest of the world.

This special 5th edition is created by Scottish Ballet with fun and celebration at its heart, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme of the XX Commonwealth Games. Watch the ‘Pledge Family’ demonstrate, then look through our tutorial and inspiration films to begin planning your Pledge.

Our free tutorial and inspiration films show you how to learn it, or give you the starting point to make your own version. Get a group of friends, classmates or work colleagues together to have great fun and put your dancing on the map!

Once you are rehearsed and happy with your dancing, be ready to perform as part of the two simultaneous performances on 16 May 2014 from wherever you are to be part of a unique wave of dancing across the world.

Fundraise in aid of UNICEF
and the Foundation for Community Dance

Taking part in the Big Dance pledge 2014?

Would you like to use your Big Dance pledge experience to raise money in aid of UNICEF UK and the Foundation for Community Dance?

It’s simple and we have the resources to help you in your fundraising efforts.

Follow the link below to directed to the Foundation for Community Dance website to register for your FREE fundraisers pack.



Explore the Pledge

Watch the complete dance

Now you have seen our performance film showing the 'Big Dance Pledge family' dancing at home, see the complete choreography, demonstrated by Rosie Revell and Preston Clare with Ryan Hughes and Sophie Laplane. You can learn the dance with our 5 tutorial videos, showing you one section at a time, and even use our special warm up video.

Watch here

Big Dance Pledge Around the World

With support from the British Council, school children around the world will be able to learn the Scottish Ballet choreographed dance and participate in the Big Dance Schools Pledge through the British Council’s Schools Online website. The British Council also plan to provide step by step guides for Commonwealth schools on how to take part, alongside additional teaching resources that will provide an introduction to dance.

Find out more

Scottish Ballet's Creation of the Pledge

This special 5th edition is created by Scottish Ballet with fun and celebration at its heart, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme of the XX Commonwealth Games. Devised for people of all ages and abilities and with a variety of dance styles included – from ballet to bhangra, the project has been in development for almost one year by the company's education team.

Find out more

Pledge Groups Photo Gallery

Pledge Groups Photo Gallery

This gallery includes photos shared by groups across the world who are dancing the Big Dance Pledge 2014. It's great to see everyone having fun with Big Dance Pledge - remember to share your rehearsal and performance photos by emailing!

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Behind the Scenes Gallery – The Pledge Family Film

Behind the Scenes Gallery – The Pledge Family Film

The Big Dance Pledge family film was shot in Scotland earlier this year. This gallery shares photos with never-seen-before footage of what went on during the shoot.

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