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Darlington Dance Festival Mass Dance 2019 – ‘This is me’ challenging inequality


Please see below sent on behalf of Darlington Dance Festival Association. A letter for groups is attached below.

The Dance Festival 2019 kicks off, Saturday 18th May in Joseph Pease place with many performances throughout the day from local dance schools. Promoting our mass dance the next day and showcasing their talents.

1pm Sunday May 19th brings our dance schools and community groups together to perform one mass dance that will be choreographed by our very own local talented students from Redhall dance. May 2018 saw 800 dancers strut their stuff in the market place. The theme for this year’s dance festival is ‘This is me.’ Challenging inequality.

This year we want more people than ever to get involved especially those who don’t dance. We want to promote how dancing can bring everyone together regardless of background, age, gender, race, disability, or sexual orientation - dancing can be enjoyed by all. We want to use dance as a way to celebrate our differences and challenge inequality, we are all different but equal.

If you are a group or you just want to take part then we really want to hear from you. We can come to you and teach the mass dance or you can come along to our weekly open sessions Tuesday evening’s 7.30pm.at Redhall community centre during April and May.

We will be holding information stalls so if you are a charity or support group who are supporting marginalised groups and you want to promote your services at our mass dance event or you want to learn the dance we urge you to get in touch.

Joanne Scott Chair of the Dance Festival Association said; “Darlington is so lucky to have an event like this that brings everyone together as one community. The market place is brought to life with such a buzz that the mass dance creates and this always amazes me.” And “This year is a chance to do something special. We can showcase how dancing can bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate our differences by championing equality.”

The Event is organised by Darlington Dance Festival Association who are a voluntary group who come together to get Darlo dancing. For more info contact the Dance Festival Association on darlingtondfa@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page, Instagram or twitter.

Photo by Scott Akoz from our 2018 mass dance.




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