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Free Breakdance and Streetdance workshops in Lichfield

Dance Your Socks Off

Dance Your Socks Off

Fuse Festival are giving Lichfield residents the chance to have a go at break dancing, street dancing and contemporary dance.

Lichfield Arts, which produces Fuse Festival are working with Lichfield Garrick to run a series of open workshops as part of this year’s theme, Dance Your Socks Off. All are welcome with hundreds of local people as well as local dance groups, twelve schools and community groups already taking part.

The workshops are taking place in the run up to the festival and will culminate in a large scale community dance piece on Sunday 11th July in Beacon Park – the Dance Your Socks Off Finale.

Louise Glynn, Lichfield Garrick Dancer in Residence will be doing the choreography which will be “unusual, exciting, experimental and innovative” with a promise of all kinds of dance style being included in the final performance.

Anybody can join in the workshops which will take place in Lichfield on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday 26th May at Chadsmead Primary School from 6:30-8:30pm. Further workshops take place on each of the following Wednesdays (except 1st June) at the same time with the last one on 7th July. All ages are welcome but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. No booking is required.

Dance Your Socks Off

Dance Your Socks Off

The project, which includes schools from Lichfield, Stonnall, Fazeley, Little Aston, Burntwood and Chasetown and include Rocklands and Saxon Hill is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Staffordshire County Councillors, North Lichfield Community and Learning Partnership and North Lichfield Initiative.

Fuse will also include many other dance activities including Clog, Morris, Salsa, Zumba and Belly Dance workshops, performances, ‘Strictly Come Dad Dancing’ and a ‘Silent Disco’ as well as its regular line-up of music, children’s events, an art exhibition, arts fair, licensed bar, food stalls and craft market.

Tim Perks Fuse Director said “We are very pleased to have secured funding for the project and are excited about the workshops for everyone starting soon. A team has been working hard on the Dance Your Socks Off! Project since last Autumn. The workshops are a great chance for anyone to have a go at dance and the final performance really is going to be something special. I hope that many will join in or come along to Fuse to watch.”

For more details telephone Lichfield Arts on 01543 262223 visit Lichfield Arts or the dedicated Fuse website.

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1 Comment

  1. Lotte

    29th May, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    im so happy bout this lets dance!