Free dance classes for Nine Elms and Vauxhall

Dancers of all abilities are being invited to join two community groups who will perform at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in July.

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Published on
June 24, 2016


Youngsters and people aged over 50 are set to fly the flag for Nine Elms and Vauxhall at a dance showcase at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Saturday 30 July.

The two groups are appealing for more people to come forward to get involved in the show, regardless of their experience or skills on the dance floor.

Diverse Dance is inviting 13 to 25-year-olds, with or without  disabilities,  to join weekly workshops in the run-up to the group’s performance on the Big Dance Bus, an iconic Routemaster that is making a whistle-stop tour of the UK it a bid to get the nation into dance.

The group will be learning and practicing a choreographed routine every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm at the Rose Community Centre in Ascalon Street, Battersea. The lessons are free for all thanks to  grant from the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership which is supporting cultural projects across the local area.

Diverse Dance will share the bill on the day with Yoga Dance led by the Urvashi Dance Company whose members will be rehearsing at the Rose Community Centre  on Wednesdays between 11am and 12.30pm. The lessons are also free but only open to people aged over 50.



About Nine Elms on the South Bank:

Nine Elms on the South Bank is emerging as a vibrant new central London quarter after eight years of major investment.

The area is set to become a new cultural on the South Bank, complete with new parks, galleries, performance venues and leisure spaces.

The district is being shaped by world leading architects, developers and planners to create a truly mixed-use district with real city centre vitality.

The area’s key attractions will include a revived Battersea Power Station, the new US and Dutch embassies, a new centre for London’s foodies at New Covent Garden Market, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the new Nine Elms Park and a new stretch of Thames Riverside Walk lined with cafes, bars, shops and galleries.

Two new Tube stations are being built, alongside new schools, around 4,000 affordable homes, health centres, high-speed data networks, a second River Bus pier and a new cycling and pedestrian network.

The regeneration programme is privately funded and does not benefit from taxpayer funding.

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About Big Dance:
Big Dance was first launched in 2006 by charity People Dancing: The Foundation for Community Dance to give people the length and breadth of Britain the chance to take part in dance. It has been held every two years and this year marks the final year of the project. Throughout the Summer months groups will be performing on the Big Dance Bus in schools community and shopping centres and parks. People Dancing was behind the country’s biggest ever mass dance event in 2012.

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