Bust a Move at a Southbank Centre Dance Session

The Southbank Centre’s Mix & Move is a series of free monthly dance sessions. And it kicks off this Friday, February 25…

Photo: Alice Boagey/Southbank Centre

Part of the centre’s Arts & Wellbeing programme, the Mix & Move programme provides an inclusive, social environment for folk to learn a new dance style.

The programme follows the Southbank Centre’s long-standing tradition of hosting social dances in the Royal Festival Hall Clore Ballroom, and comes after a hugely successful virtual social dance during lockdown in December 2020, supported by BBC Strictly Come Dancing judges and professional dancers.

No experience is necessary, and sessions are un-ticketed and free. You don’t need to bring a dance partner either.

Session will be hosted by dance teachers Natasha Khamjani and Damien Anyasi, as well as a guest dancer to introduce new dance styles.

Sessions will represent different styles, countries and cultures, from the lindy hop and celidh jam, ballroom, jive, Brazilian forró and Jamaican dancehall, and will include a mix of live and recorded music.

Starting the series, this Friday, March 25, guests dancers from the Grounded Movement dance company, will take participants through the steps of Lindy Hop and jazz.

In March, Folk Dance Remixed come along for a right ol’ knees up and a ceilidh jam which fuses traditional folk dances from around the world and contemporary street dance.

The details of April’s session are still being firmed up, so check the website for up dates.

Lindy Hop with Grounded Movement; Friday, February 25; 1pm-3pm

Ceilidh Jam with Folk Dance Remixed; Friday, March 18; 1pm-3pm

April’s dance style TBC; Friday, April 15; 1pm-3pm

Address: The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free


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