23 - 24 October 2010 and a conference event on 17 October
For the most recent programme information, see the downloadable files at the bottom of this page.
There are also music downloads for the Workshop with Martin Butler - Fun with four beats in a bar.
The 2010 Dance Around the World Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 October at Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town, London, U.K. During both days there will be continuous demonstrations in the big upstairs hall and workshops in the two downstairs halls and in the marquee in the garden.
The spectacular Latin/American event will fill the main hall on Saturday evening. At the same time, in another hall, there will be a Eurobal, a mixture of Scandinavian, French and English with Chris Dyer, Chris Shaw and friends providing the music.
On Sunday evening there is an International/English dance led by Anne Leach and Brenda Godrich and with music by the versatile Cloudburst band.
For any of the activities, either day or evening, no previous experience is needed and there is no need to come with a partner. You can watch demonstrations all day or join in as many workshops as you like, all for a single low price.
The most up to date programme can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
You can review archived material from previous years by clicking on the links on the right side of this page. The programmes from previous years can be viewed by clicking on the links at the bottom of the archived pages.
The prices are the same as last year and we keep the price as low as possible and still be able to pay for the basic costs of putting on the festival. Neither the organizers nor the various participating dance groups are paid. Nevertheless there are considerable expenses that must be covered. All the performers have free access to all the activities of the festival and part of the spirit of the festival is the interaction of participants from many different countries and cultures. In general all the groups are from the rich cultural mix of the Greater London area, as there is no budget to bring groups from overseas. Despite the lack of monetary payment, most of the groups look forward to participating in the festival again.
Here are the most up to date programmes for each day in pdf format. Just click on the titles below. There may be some last minute changes but we do our best to keep these programmes updated.