Enjoy dancing in the streets

International Day of Dance at Bakewell,,2010
International Day of Dance at Bakewell,,2010

the International Day Of Dance returns to Bakewell for its ninth year with 25 dance groups expected to take to the streets of the town.

This one-day dance festival promises to bring back some old favourites and treat audiences to some exciting surprises.

The dance groups will be performing at six outdoor venues on a continuous rolling programme, starting at 11.30am and finishing at 4.30pm. Most of the groups will give a demonstration of their particular style and then go through a few basic steps with the audience.

From Clog to Contemporary, Swing to Greek, African to Armenian, organisers are thrilled this year to welcome Shakti, with their energetic Bhangra and Bollywood style. Either sit back, watch and enjoy, or join in and have a go.

If you are looking for something more structured, there will be four taster dance workshops, running between 11.30am and 3.00pm, including Circle and French dancing. Either ring or email to book a place or just turn up on the day. The workshops will be held at the Town Hall and are £2 each. Partners are not required for any workshop.

The day will finish off with a lively social dance at the Town Hall. Come and dance the night away with a pick and mix of styles for you to choose from. These will include jive, rock and roll, rueda (Salsa in a circle), line dancing, Eastern European and ceilidh dancing. Doors open at 7.30pm and dancing will start at 8pm. Tickets for this, £5, can be bought from Bakewell Bookshop, the Information Tent on the day (next to the Peacock Pub), on the door or ring 01629 815469 or 812104.

Further information for the day can be seen on www.bakewelldayofdance.co.uk or enquiries@bakewelldayofdance.co.uk

In the event of rain, there will be an alternative programme taking place at the Town Hall from 11.30am.