What’s On: Summer party in the part at the Moving Eltham Festival

Greenwich Dance will be bringing colour and movement to unusual places and spaces from June 24-29 as part of the festival Moving Eltham.

Dance will be springing up everywhere from the local library, school playgrounds, community centres, parks and along the high street.

There will be performances to watch, shows to help create and dance styles to try out and all of them for free.

You can learn Bhangra, Bollywood, ballroom and beatboxing as part of the Passey Place Pop Ups.

You will also find roaming cabaret performers, Levantes Dance as they sprinkle some sugar-coated kitsch along the high street and celebrate the work of a range of local performance groups alongside world class professionals at the Greenwich Dance Jamboree.

Finally, celebrate the culmination of the week with a foot-clomping climax at the Summer Party In Queenscroft Park, hosted by Folk Dance Remixed, who will be presenting their outdoor show Step Hop House around a maypole and finishing up with a ceilidh jam.

Greenwich council CEO, Melanie Precious, said: “We are so excited to be in residence in Eltham in June, animating public spaces with world class dance artists and community performance groups.

“This year’s festival takes on a new shape – a week’s-worth of dance presented in the places and spaces where people ordinarily go.

Residents and visitors to Eltham won’t need to go to much effort to find us, we are bringing our dance to find you.

“This way of working reflects our new vision as an organisation, doing more and more work in partnership with inspirational dance companies, local organisations and community-focused services such as Community Centres, schools and libraries who believe, as we do, that everyone has the right to create, watch and take part in fantastic dance.”

You can find a list of all the events https://greenwichdance.org.uk/performances-and-events/greenwich-dances-moving-eltham

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