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Get Scotland Dancing details announced

Get Scotland Dancing. Photo: Colin Hattersley
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More than 250 arts organisations are taking part in Get Scotland Dancing, part of the four-year legacy culture programme for Glasgow 2014.

Full details of the programme have been announced today, with the majority of events designed to encourage participation. Many involve taster sessions for dance organisations.

The programme is particularly geared towards mass, participatory events. This includes the Big Dance Pledge, a new dance created by Scottish Ballet which will be performed worldwide in mass-dances on May 16. Participants will be able to learn the dances by watching videos online.

Meanwhile, a succession of ceilidhs around the world, all starting at 7.30pm on June 21, form the 24 Hour Commonwealth Ceilidh.

Performance events include a youth dance festival led by Scotland’s YDance involving 36 dance groups from commonwealth countries at the Glasgow Tramway July 10 to 12.

The programme also includes a new interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons created by choreographers and community dance artists Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg, which will premiere in Aberdeen on July 20.

Gathered Together is an international inclusive dance festival hosted by Indepen-dance at the Tramway August 27 to 30.

Full details of Get Scotland Dancing and associated events are on www.getscotlanddancing.org


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