Hundreds to take part in Brighton dance event

A community dance event is back for its fifth year, bringing 300 dancers to the stage for an evening of hip hop, flamenco and Charleston.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:44 pm
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Organised by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Active for Life team, the show will take place on Sunday (December 4), at The Brighton Centre’s Syndicate Wing from 5.30pm.

The Dance Active event will once again be compered by multi-award winning hip hop dance teacher, JP Omari who will introduce 25 groups to the stage to perform an array of dance styles.

As well as welcoming back Spiral Sussex’s Flashback Dance Crew, Active for Life are working with Rounded Rhythm to make a piece for Dance Inc., a group of young people with disabilities.

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This year will also feature the launch of the Public Health team’s Strong Steady campaign, which encourages adults aged 50+ across the city to improve their strength and balance in order to stay fit and healthy as they get older. The Active for Life’s Dancing for Health group will demonstrate a dance routine which will then be taught to groups across the city in spring, resulting in a mass performance at the TAKEPART launch in June 2017.

Alongside the performances there will be an information point where details about a whole range of dance and health and well-being opportunities across the city will be provided.

Cllr Julie Cattell, deputy chair of economic development and culture committee, said: “Dance Active is a wonderful evening which brings together the dance community so they can showcase their talents and encourage people to take up dance.

“It’s important to stay active and joining a dance fitness session is a perfect way for all ages and abilities to achieve this.

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“Our Active for Life team, and the groups and partners they work with, put in so much enthusiasm and energy to create a fantastic event and every year we look forward to seeing what they’ve achieved.”

Tickets for the event cost £5.