28 November 2016

Celebrating the city’s dancers - Dance Active returns for a fifth year

Dance Active, Brighton & Hove’s annual community dance platform, is back for a fifth year bringing 300 dancers to the stage for an evening of hip hop, flamenco, Charleston and much more. 

Delivered by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Active for Life team, the show will take place on Sunday 4 December at The Brighton Centre (Syndicate Wing) at 5.30pm.

The event will once again be compered by multi award winning hip hop dance teacher, JP Omari who will introduce 25 groups to the stage to perform an impressive array of dance styles.

As well as welcoming back Spiral Sussex’s Flashback Dance Crew, Active for Life are working with Rounded Rhythm to make a piece for Dance Inc., a group of young people with disabilities.

This year will also feature the launch of the Public Health team’s Strong Steady campaign, which encourages adults aged 50+ across the city to improve their strength and balance in order to stay fit and healthy as they get older. The Active for Life’s Dancing for Health group will demonstrate a dance routine which will then be taught to groups across the city in spring, resulting in a mass performance at the TAKEPART launch in June 2017.

Alongside the performances there will be an information point where details about a whole range of dance and health and wellbeing opportunities across the city will be provided.

Cllr Julie Cattell, deputy chair of Economic Development & Culture committee, said: “Dance Active is a wonderful evening which brings together the dance community so they can showcase their talents and encourage people to take up dance.

“It’s important to stay active and joining a dance fitness session is a perfect way for all ages and abilities to achieve this.

“Our Active for Life team, and the groups and partners they work with, put in so much enthusiasm and energy to create a fantastic event and every year we look forward to seeing what they’ve achieved.”    

More information:

  • Tickets for the event cost £5
  • More information about Dance Active can be found here 
  • If you have any queries call 01273 292724 or email Julie.stacey@brighton-hove.gov.uk
  • Find more information about Active for Life here