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Dance at the More London Free Festival

Posted on May 24, 2013


zoukThe More London Free Festival kicks off with a fringe season and plenty of dancing, from zouk (pictured) to swing.


More London is the award-winning business estate on the south bank of the Thames, opposite the Tower of London. Each year, it hosts the More London Free Festival at The Scoop, a 1000-seat amphitheatre next to City Hall and HMS Belfast, with stunning views of Tower Bridge. There’s no need to book: just turn up and enjoy the show!


The festival’s first week is dominated by dance, with live music, lessons, performances and social dance. On Wednesday, June 5, Ronnie Scott’s Rejects perform show tunes from the 1930s and 40s, while you can learn swing dance and Lindy Hop with the London Swing Dance Society’s South East London Lindy Hop Club.


On Thursday, June 6, you can watch the professionals and learn the sensual Brazilian Zouk dance from Kleber C Saude, whose Brazilian Social Dance performed at the 2012 Olympics.


The Movement Factory bring street dance to The Scoop on Friday, June 7, teaching and showcasing urban dance styles including popping, locking and waacking.


All dance sessions run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. See for more information.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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