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The Dance Network Association launches mass choreography programme

28 Nov 2017

The Dance Network Association’s Keeping Dance Alive is a mass choreography programme to continue the legacy of the London 2012 opening ceremonies at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The programme has been to DANCE RIO in the lead up to the Rio Olympics in 2016, and last year marked the year of culture with the Bard to Bollywood programme. This year aims to be the biggest performance year yet, with up to 750 dancers taking part. This year’s programme is called The Great War Centenary to commemorate the 100 years of the end of World War 1.

Education and community groups of all ages and from across Essex and Barking & Dagenham are encouraged  to participate in what will be a memorable dance event at high profile venues. This year, groups in Essex will perform at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford as parts of the Dance Network Association’s SpringBlast platforms, the Colchester Football Ground, the Essex CloudFM County Cricket ground and the Sounds of Essex Festival (Hosted by Essex Music Education Hub) while groups from Barking & Dagenham will perform at the Jim Peters Stadium and The Broadway Theatre as part of the Fusion platforms.

This year’s choreography will be co-created by Leon Hazlewood and Bobbie Gargrave and a team of dance captains, who will also help to manage the delivery and support the creation. The Dance Network Association are also working with Essex Music Education Hub to create a memorable sound track for the performance.

Choreography and resources will be complete and ready to share by January 2018, so be sure to book your groups in ready for the launch.

Further information is available on the Dance Network Association website.