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Dance marathon for Headway

Posted on March 26, 2013

headwaykasiaburkeHeadway East London, a charity supporting people affected by brain injury, will hold its annual dance marathon on April 27. The fundraising event moves through time from the 1930s to the present day, with live bands, DJs, games, cabaret, dance troupes and competitions keeping a carnival feeling throughout the day.

 

Held at the church hall of St John at Hackney, the event kicks off at 3pm with Charleston from Swing Patrol, and moves through sessions of electro swing, rock’n’roll and jive, Bollywood, funk and Northern Soul, Michael Jackson vs Madonna, hip hop and ceildh vs samba.

 

Dancers can sign up at www.londondancemarathon.org.uk, raise a minimum of £200, dress up and dance. Non-dancers are welcome, with a suggested donation of £20 on the door. For twitter updates, see @headwaydance.

 

Picture: Kasia Burke, www.kasiaburkephotography.co.uk

 

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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