Over 5,000 young people have signed up to take part in the Red Cross’ Dance for Life this year creating Dance on Moving and thought provoking global issues such as child soldiers, Haiti, HIV and climate change.


Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, dance groups and youth groups from across the UK have signed up to be part of Dance for Life 2010. Young people have been competing against each other in heats across the country and finalists will be performing at the IndigO2 at the O2 in Greenwich on July 18for a chance to be crowned winners of the Dance for Life 2010.

The event, supported by Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, are open to all young people who love to dance, regardless of their ability.

Laura Deacon, project manager at Dance for Life, said: “By taking part in Dance for Life you could join the young performers from across the country who have already come together to do something amazing for charity and celebrate the work of the Red Cross through dance. This year the competition has gone nationwide so we hope to raise even more money for vulnerable people in crisis in the UK and overseas.”

Tickets for Dance for Life are now on sale at Ticketmaster and there is still time to get involved in the most enjoyable fundraising dance event of the year and raise money for the life saving work of the British Red Cross.

Young performers can enjoy dancing while raising money for the world’s largest humanitarian network. Dance for Life is part of Youth Dance England’s national U.Dance programme, which aims to give every child and young person in England the opportunity to take part in a dance performance each year.

To find out more information about dates and venues near you or to register for Dance for life visit www.redcross.org.uk/danceforlife