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Lincolnshire celebrates dance

Posted on November 2, 2012

lincolnshireLincolnshire celebrates dance with a two day festival, held in locations across the county on the weekend of November 17 to 18. Lincolnshire – Let’s Dance! is the final showcase of the two-year, £180,000 Dance4Life project, which aims to involve adults in dance. Run by Lincolnshire Dance, and supported by Lincolnshire County Council and NHS Lincolnshire, the scheme aims to give adults the chance to try different dance disciplines.

On Saturday, November 17, The New Life Church and The Healthy Hub in Lincoln city centre will offer dance workshops, performances, personal stories, photographic exhibitions and food, involving groups that have been set up as a result of the project.

On Sunday, the city and four rural locations – Spilsby, Holbeach, Binbrook and Soctter – will host traditional ceilidhs. Live bands will play at each venue, with dancers and instructors who have attended classes opening the event with members of the public.

Keyna Paul, director of Lincolnshire Dance, said: “For the past 18 months, we have been working tirelessly to give adults in Lincolnshire a chance to get involved in dance. This final two-day showcase is a way to demonstrate all the good work we’ve done, and show what opportunities are available and will continue to be available once the project ends. It really will be something spectacular, and we hope that anyone taking part will develop a passion for dancing.”

See www.lincolnshiredance.com for details.

Picture: dancers at a class in Wragby

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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