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Get Dancing is a new social dance with a twist. It is an open invite to the Blackpool community and the world to come together and create something special. It is an antidote to the pandemic.

You are at the heart of creating this new dance, send us your ideas, learn it and share it with your friends.

Inspired by a long tradition of novelty dances in Blackpool this new dance will bring together local, national and international communities to inspire people to dance together culminating in a live performance in October 2021.

Get Involved, Get Creative and Get Dancing!

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We want you to share you videos and help spread Blackpool’s newest social dance. Get on Tiktok, visit House of Wingz and use the Blackpool Way sound to create and share your dance submissions.

House of Wingz have choreographed our newest social dance, ‘The Blackpool Way‘, inspired by all the your amazing submissions.

Check out our tutorial videos below and learn the dance for yourself. Try the level 1 choreography for starters but if you fancy a challenge why not give the  level 2 tutorial a go.  Be sure to film your dance with friends or family and be sure to share your videos with the hashtags #getdancing and #blackpoolway

Have you heard our new Blackpool song, ‘The Blackpool Way‘?
This new music was created by Leeds-based composer, Callum Harvie for our Get Dancing project. It takes inspiration from Horiato Nicholls’ 1938 hit the ‘Blackpool Walk’.

Wow! We have been blown away by your dance ideas for Get Dancing.  House of Wingz have used your wonderful videos as inspiration for the new ‘Blackpool Way‘ choreography.  Check out all the submission videos in our gallery…

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Think the history of ballroom dancing is just about jazzy dresses and whirling about? Wrong! It’s a fascinating tale of international influence, rebellion and talent. With a bit of elbow flouncing thrown in.

Join Rebecca, Showtown’s assistant curator, on a whistle stop tour of ballroom dancing, to understand how the world’s most famous dancing competition came to be right here in Blackpool!

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We will be sharing regular updates across all social media platforms featuring some amazing dance contributions, choreography progress and Get Dancing event information. Follow us, share our content and get involved.

For press and PR enquiries please email info@leftcoast.org.uk

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We will be sharing regular updates across all social media platforms featuring some amazing dance contributions, choreography progress and Get Dancing event information. Follow us, share our content and get involved.

For press and PR enquiries please email helen.clay@leftcoast.org.uk

LeftCoast is a programme of arts, culture and creative activity happening across Blackpool and Wyre on the Fylde Coast.

We aim to provide opportunities to experience high quality arts and culture that is accessible to all.

We are all about creating amazing art on your doorstep. From Jaw-dropping spectacle to intimate experiences where you live.

House of Wingz Dance Company produce dance and movement work for theatre, festivals and events.
 
Our aim is to make hip hop theatre that is relatable and relevant, reflects young voices and gives performers a platform to develop their creative energy whilst expressing their authentic self through dance training and theatrical performance.

Showtown is Blackpool’s side-tickling, eye-popping, toe-tapping, mind-boggling museum of fun and entertainment.

Get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map – the comedians, dancers, acrobats, performers and larger-than-life characters who turned a seaside resort into the home of show business.

Opening 2022

LeftCoast is a programme of arts, culture and creative activity happening across Blackpool and Wyre on the Fylde Coast.

We aim to provide opportunities to experience high quality arts and culture that is accessible to all.

We are all about creating amazing art on your doorstep. From Jaw-dropping spectacle to intimate experiences where you live.

House of Wingz Dance Company produce dance and movement work for theatre, festivals and events.
 
Our aim is to make hip hop theatre that is relatable and relevant, reflects young voices and gives performers a platform to develop their creative energy whilst expressing their authentic self through dance training and theatrical performance.

Showtown is Blackpool’s side-tickling, eye-popping, toe-tapping, mind-boggling museum of fun and entertainment.

Get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map – the comedians, dancers, acrobats, performers and larger-than-life characters who turned a seaside resort into the home of show business.

Opening 2022