logo - T-Mobile Big Dance 2010

Arlene Phillips has launched the Big Dance 2010 bus which will tour London’s boroughs to encourage people  to participate in dancing.

It was officially launched at Sadler’s Wells, where it will continue a six week journey around London’s boroughs before returning to the Southbank Centre.

Zooyouth (Zoonation) with Arlene Philips outside Sadler's Wells
Zooyouth (Zoonation) with Arlene Philips outside Sadler's Wells

The converted Routemaster will be stopping at 16 locations around the capital in the countdown to the T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 week which takes place from 3-11 July.

On board T-Mobile Flash Mob dancers will burst out and encourage people to get up and dance, with Thomas Michael Voss teaching the moves to the T-Mobile Flash Mob dance.

Hakeem Onibudo and Annaliese Dayes will host at each stop, presenting the Schools Pledge workshops which Hakeem choreographed.

Big World Dance

Big Dance 2010 culminates in the Big World Dance on Saturday 11.
The Big World Dance will see up to 4,000 people dance from the Southbank Centre to Trafalgar Square. Choreographed by Luca Silvestrini of Protein Dance, the Big World Dance will include moves inspired by videos of people around the world who submit their videos to the Dance Atlas website.

Led by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England, Big Dance is also being funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said:  “With TV shows, an astonishing array of styles on stage and brilliant choreographers working in the capital, dance is at an all time high. We want to get as many people moving as possible – not just in July, but to 2012 and beyond – so give Big Dance a whirl.”

Big Dance Bus Dates:

21 May
Schools Pledge, Upminster Park Havering

22 May
Westfield Shopping Centre

23 May
The Shimmy, Wandsworth Park, Putney

2 June
All Folked Up, Star Park, Canning Town

5 June
Redbridge Dance Festival, Ilford Town Centre

10 June
Graduate Fashion Week, Earls Court Exhibition Centre

12 June
The Broadway, Bexley Town Centre

20 June
Pride Pick Picnic, Spring Gardens Vauxhall

26 June
BBC Live Site Walthamstow Town Centre

27 June
Under One Sky Harrow, Zoom Leisure, Harrow

29 June
On you marks get set go – Newham Festival Big Picnic @ Valence
House Museum

2 July
Edmonton Green Town Centre, Enfield

3 July
Danson Festival, Danson Park, Bexley

8 July
Dancing on Parliament, Horse Guards Parade, St. James’ Park

10 July
Capital Age Festival, Coin Street, Southbank

11 July
Kilburn Festival, Kilburn Grange Park

presenting the Schools Pledge workshops choreographed by Hakeem