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Dance Al Fresco

Posted on July 6, 2012


Dance gets back to the great outdoors with this year’s Dance Al Fresco programme, which kicked off on July 7, with events in London’s Regent’s Park.

The next Dance Al Fresco events on August 11 will feature general ballroom dancing, with a tango day on August 12. Each event starts with a class for beginners from 1pm to 2pm, followed by dancing until 6pm, with a demonstration dance at 4.30pm. 

A special dancefloor will be laid at the Broadwalk, Avenue Gardens in the park’s Outer Circle. Women are asked to be careful of their shoes, avoiding heels sharp enough to damage the floor.

Dance Al Fresco is prepared for the risks of British weathers: events will be cancelled if there is very heavy rain, but will go ahead through scattered showers. Bring an umbrella! 

Tickets for the class and dancing are £10 per person, with all proceeds going to the Royal Parks Foundation for tree planting in Regent’s Park. The event is free for spectators, but donations are gratefully accepted. See for details.


Photograph © Kele Baker

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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