Posted on March 26, 2013
Headway 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