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DANCING IN THE STREETS OF BAKEWELL

Sheffield City Giants will launch the International Day of Dance in Bakewell on June 28.

Sheffield City Giants will launch the International Day of Dance in Bakewell on June 28.

Dancing in the streets of Bakwell will be heralded by a procession led by 14ft giants this weekend.

The town celebrates its annual International Day of Dance on Saturday, June 28, when 28 troupes perform in a variety of Bakewell venues.

Jude Brown, of Well Heeled Appalachian Dancers, the group which hosts the event, said: “It is one of the happiest days in Bakewell.

“Everyone walks around the streets with big smiles on their faces. They love watching the dancing and they can join in.

“As performers we get a buzz out of it - we get a lovely response from everyone.”

The 14ft Sheffield City Giants will launch the event at 11am after leading a procession from the Agricultural Centre to The Crescent.

Troupes will then perform for four hours at various venues including the Tourist Information Centre, Riverside Gardens, Bath Gardens, Portland Square and Water Lane.

Dance styles to be showcased including tango, Greek, African and rap.

Crowd-pleasing troupes from previous years including Black Pig (Border Morris) and The Belrobics will perform in this 12th day of dance.

New arrivals to the celebration include La Tierra Flamenco, from Beeley, and Buxton-based burlesque dancers Absinthe and Lace.

Street performances are free to watch but participants in dance workshops and an evening ceilidh in the town hall will be charged.

For further details, call Jude on 01629 815469, Di on 01629 812104 or visit www.bakewelldayofdance.co.uk

n Sheffield City Giants (pictured) will be leading a procession to mark the International Day of Dance in Bakewell on Saturday, June 28.

 
 
 

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