Posted on March 30, 2012
Headway East London’s Dance Marathon is back in town on April 28. An annual fundraiser for brain injury charity Headway East London, the Dance Marathon registration is now open and needs you.
The eight-hour event will move through the eras from the 1940s to the present day – each hour is themed around a decade – with a mixture of jitterbugging, lindy hopping, clock-rocking and electronic dance.
Kicking off proceedings at 3pm are connoisseurs of swing, Swing Patrol, then moving on to some 1950s rare grooves Rock A Billy Rebels vs Lady Luck will take the helm, followed by Funk Soul Brothers for a 1960s funktastic fix.
At the 1970s midway point Carwash will be on hand for a disco injection, then, racing through the final decades, the 1980s will be celebrated by Club de Fromage, U:Funk will host the 1990s hour, playing hip hop and R&B, and the final two hours open with Dare from the Glitterbanitz, and close, with an array of genres, from the Fun Fed, who’ll presents the Final Countdown.
On top of the energy-inducing soundtrack and dance instructors, there will be live bands, interactive entertainment, games, cabaret, stalls, dance troupes and competitions throughout the day to create a carnival feeling and keep the participants’ toes tapping and hips shaking all day long.
Visit http://www.londondancemarathon.org.uk/register-now.html to sign up, then raise a minimum of £250 and rock up to York Hall in Bethnal Green in your glad rags and toughest dancing shoes on April 28.
Venue: York Hall, 5–15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
Tel: 020 8980 2243
Suggested charitable donation for spectators: £20