Step Hop House with Folk Dance Remixed
Head out on the dancefloor for an afternoon colliding traditional and hip-hop dance to magical effect.
Maypole, clogging and ceilidh meet street, house and breakdance, with a hint of African and Bollywood thrown in, all to a live soundtrack of fiddle and beatboxing.
Watch the Step Hop House performance, then join in with two workshops: Ceilidh Jam and Street Dance the Maypole.
Ceilidh Jam gets you on your feet for a funked up, unique, folky, social dance – a fabulous chance for all to dance.
Using traditional callers to teach, it mixes folk formations, street dance, legendary moves and freestyle grooves, including the Soul Train line to Lucky Seven, Strip the Willow and the Electric Slide.
Street Dance the Maypole is a chance for all ages to get their hands on the maypole and dance together. It mixes a street dance routine with folky maypole moves, such as the Chrysanthemum Wrap and the Ripple.
Between performances, from 1.15pm to 2.30pm, DJ Ritu keeps the party going with a mix of Afrobeat, Latin, pop, jazz-funk, disco, Bollywood and Motown for all the family to dance to.
Presented by Folk Dance Remixed
Need to know
The performances are suitable for all ages.
All children should be accompanied by an adult throughout the event and children under 8 taking part in the workshops need to be supported by an adult.
Dates & times
Thu 2 Jun, 12 noon & 2.30pm
- Standard entryFree
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