Following a two year renovation, Kensington Palace and Gardens have recently re-opened and are hosting a weekend of events with dancing demos & classes for all abilities ranging from Victorian to Rock to Morris dancing.
12:00 – 13:45 – Very Victorian dancing – beginners’ class in styles popular during Victoria’s reign, led by dance company Chalemie
13:45 – Maypole dancing – community group performance with Mike Ruff Music and English National Ballet Learning Team around our Maypole
14:00 – 16:00 – Rock and roll – from the reign of Elizabeth II, join in a beginners’ class led by the London Swing Dance Society
16:00 – More merry Maypole dancing – (as above)
16:15 – Morris dancing – performances by the Hammersmith Morris Men, and beginners’ class led by Jeff Dent of Active Folk Arts
17:05 – Special performance of 2012 Diamond Jubilee Morris Dance – performed by community groups, and created by choreographer Simon Rice, and English National Ballet’s Learning Team as a ‘Big Dance’ project for this event.
17:20 approx. – Pictured at the Palace – photograph of all attendees at the event in front of the Palace.
PLUS enthralling storytelling sessions with Mistress of the Stories Diana Olutunmogun, as well as fun art activities for families.
Don’t forget to wear appropriate shoes for dancing.
No pre-booking is required, so it’s first come first served as there is limited space on the dance floor. This is a free outdoor event.
Kensington Gardens, London W8
Perfect for all ages