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Easter dancing!

Posted on March 28, 2013

Easter weekend might be chilly, but you can warm up with dance events from swing to samba.


Gloster Jive and Swing Dance will help celebrate the Guildhall Gloucester’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, March 30. The event starts at 11.30am, when Sara and Gary will busk to show off the new swing dance classes, which start at the Guildhall on Tuesday, April 2. At 1pm, they will give a free taster class in the Guildhall’s main ballroom. The regular swing classes will have a new format, with shorter classes and lots of social dancing. See for details.


Monika of DanceMyWay will lead an Easter samba workshop at London’s Pineapple Studios on Easter Sunday, March 31. The workshop focuses on choreography, turns and styling in samba and Latin jazz, with lots of footwork. The three-hour workshop starts at 2pm, and costs £25 in advance from the DanceMyWay website or £40 on the door.


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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