Last year dance took place in all sorts of locations and in all dance styles, and was open to absolutely anyone.
2nd January
The UK's biggest ever celebration of dance


We are looking for someone who would be able to loan us a persian carpet for Maria Hassabi's performance as part of the Nottdance Festival (10 March 2013)
19th December
A first experiences walk by local residents in Belgrave.
7th December
The Dance UK Dancers’ Mentoring Scheme recognises the huge potential for dancers to become leaders. It is designed to build capacity within the dance workforce and to ensure skills and knowledge retention in the sector.
4th December


We are searching for talented and creative young dancers aged 11- 19 years from Derbyshire to join Derbyshire Youth Dance Company.
23rd November
Wednesday 9 January 2013, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Do you love to dance and live or educated in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland? Curve Young Dance Company are seeking young people aged 12-25 years with potential and enthusiasm for contemporary dance to join the company in January 2013.
23rd November
Thursday 6 December 7.00 - 8.30pm


NPA are working intensively with Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Directr of 2Faced Dance Company for four Days this October 2012.
24th October
23 October - 26 October 2012


10th September
Don't Look Up The Hill, Keep Looking At The Ground


All the team are very sad to hear about the death of Nigel Charnock, an incredible artist, choreographer and performer with whom Dance4 has had a long association.
2nd August
Sunday 9th September 10am - 3pm Leicester Market
1st August
Calling for groups to promote their organisation!


Northampton Saints Rugby Club sent their official mascot Bernie to help the atheletes gathered at The Northamptonshire Youth Games to warm up. Bernie joined youngsters from across the county in the Big Dance warm up.
12th July
BIG Dance Week 2012 has been officially launched and includes a whole series of events in the East Midlands.
11th July
Children and young people from across Leicestershire welcomed the Olympic Torch to Abbey Park with their Big Dance Schools Pledge and Olympic inspired performances
3rd July
Students from across Leicestershire perform
Bodies in Flight presented Dream Walk at the weekend as part if the SO Festival.
2nd July
A seaside treat!


As part of the East Midlands Big Dance programme, audiences from Leicester took part in a choreographed walk through Belgrave in Leicester last Friday.
26th June
A Big Dance Commission
Young children and their families were wowed on Saturday 9th June at Curve, Leicester by a flashmob of young people performing for the Spark Children's Arts Festival's 10th anniversary celebrations.
11th June
Guthlaxton Young Leaders


At 1pm today, dancers at sites across the region took part in Big Dance Schools Pledge, setting out to beat the world record for people performing a dance routine at the same time.
18th May
Dancers across E Midlands support record attempt
Over 300 local young people will attempt to break records with a mass dance event on Friday 18 May at the Ravendale Sports Ground in Lincoln.
9th May
4th May
Ellesmere Young Leaders


Need support with the Schools Pledge and Big Dance Week? Check out the people who can help below...
23rd April
We are very pleased to announce our new Associate Artist, Caroline Bowditch.
23rd April
Caroline Bowditch
Are you a dynamic young person looking for a fantastic opportunity to use your creative and organisational skills? Do you have the ability to engage and excite other young people? Are you based in Nottinghamshire between 18- 26 years old?
20th April
Big Dance and World Event for Young Artists 2012