Advocacy

All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group

The All-Party Paliamentary Dance Group was established in 2006 “to promote dance as an art form and as an important element of healthy living and the fight against obesity, and to promote its education and social benefits.

One Dance UK acts as secretariat for the group, which meets regularly and includes MPs from across the political spectrum.

The officers of the group are as follows:

Chair: Sir Gerald Kaufman (Labour)
Secretary: Dame Angela Watkinson (Conservative)
Co Vice-Chair: Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative)
Co Vice-Chair: Baroness Hooper (Conservative)

The establishment of the All Party Group would not have been possible without the support of long-term dance champion Frank Doran MP and the letter writing campaign by One Dance UK members asking their local MPs to support the APPDG.

View the register for the All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group on the Houses of Parliament website.

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One Dance UK’s Fern Potter with Sir Gerald Kaufman at the 2015 Dance Manifesto launch; Photographer Elliott Franks