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Encounters, Saturday 1 July, 2017

Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre, Woking, GU21 6YG

12noon – 4.30pm

Hosted by Dance Woking, Encounters is an exciting taster event leading up to next Saturday’s Party in the Park, to delight shoppers and encourage attendance to Party in the Park on Saturday 8th July, taking place at Woking Park.

There are opportunities to take part, perform and watch.

So polish up your dancing shoes and join us – and if you fancy it dress to impress, the theme this year is 1960’s & 1970’s but its not compulsory!

Dance Woking are looking forward to the return of The Ragroof Players with their fantastic new show Happy Feet – PROGRAMME DETAILS BELOW SOON

Dance Woking Participation

Dance Woking Showcase Community Dance Platform
12 noon & 1pm
Running Time: 30 minutes
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Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC)
1pm & 2.30pm

Running Time: 10 minutes
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Dance Woking lead fun dance workshops
12.30pm & 1.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes
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Busy Lizzy
2.05pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
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Dance Woking's Dance Parade
2.35pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
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Dance Woking Flash mob
3pm

Running Time: 10 miutes
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The Ragroof Players
3.10pm to 4.20pm

Running Time: 80 minutes
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Encounters, Saturday 1 July, 2017

Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre, Woking, GU21 6YG

12noon – 4.30pm

Hosted by Dance Woking, Encounters is an exciting taster event leading up to next Saturday’s Party in the Park, to delight shoppers and encourage attendance to Party in the Park on Saturday 8th July, taking place at Woking Park.

There are opportunities to take part, perform and watch.

So polish up your dancing shoes and join us – and if you fancy it dress to impress, the theme this year is 1960’s & 1970’s but its not compulsory!

Dance Woking are looking forward to the return of The Ragroof Players with their fantastic new show Happy Feet – PROGRAMME DETAILS BELOW SOON

Dance Woking Participation

Dance Woking Showcase Community Dance Platform

Start times:

12 noon & 1pm
Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :

Community Dance Platform -providing a taste of what’s to come on Sat 8 July at Woking Park where over 25 groups will be performing at Party in the Park. This afternoon sees performances from Belly Tricks, Dreamcatchers, Stage Coach, Dance Shakti and Kelvin Hewitt

Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC)

Start times:

1pm & 2.30pm

Running Time: 10 minutes

Performance Area :

Amina Khayyam Dance uses Kathak, a story telling dance form.
Using props and original music this is an enchanting and inspired dance piece.

Dance Woking lead fun dance workshops

Start times:

12.30pm & 1.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :

Inspired by music from the 60's & 70's this dance workshop is great fun leading to a joint performance at 3pm
Suitable for ALL

Busy Lizzy

Start times:

2.05pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

A fun taster dance class for little ones led by Busy Lizzy

Dance Woking's Dance Parade

Start times:

2.35pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

The community Dance groups are joined by schools from Woking to perform Woking's first dance parade

Dance Woking Flash mob

Start times:

3pm

Running Time: 10 miutes

Performance Area :

Now's your chance to shine with this 60's & 70's inspired flash mob even if you haven't learned the moves, this is a fun and interactive performance. Suitable for ALL

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The Ragroof Players

Start times:

3.10pm to 4.20pm

Running Time: 80 minutes

Performance Area :

A hundred years of dance crazes in 100 minutes!
Come and join Happy Feet in one big snowballing Soul Train , all grooving along to a fabulous selection of dance tunes from Hokey Cokey to Gangnam Style, via Saturday Night Fever and Macarena

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Dance Woking & Party in the Parks

Dance Woking has been partnering with Woking Borough Council to present great dance at Party in the Park representing both the local community dance sector, which is extremely diverse, vibrant and strong as well as professional dance companies since this great free family day was introduced to Woking Park in 2012; moving from a very successful presentation of dance in Woking Town Centre’s Jubilee Square in previous years.

Each year we have filmed our activities at Woking Park featuring a round up of the highlights of the day; we wanted to share these short films with you;

Highlights of  2016 record breaking Party in the Park celebrating HG Wells 150th Anniversary, sci fi theme! For link click Scifi2016 

Party in the Park 2015 – had a vintage theme click Vintage2015 Fabulous support from the local community with an audience of 15,000

Party in the Park 2014 – linked to Big Dance click BigDance2014

Party in the Park 2013 – Remember Woking Jam with Temujin Gill? click WokingJam2013 a very hot day where we had a few dancers suffer heat stroke, 8000 in attendance

Party in the Park 2012 – This was Olympic year and once again we linked to Big Dance – a very wet Party in the Park but enjoyed by all those who attended, audience numbers were fantastic at 5,000 in attendance to revisit this day click OlympicYear2012

and a BigDance2012 special features

And for those of you who attended Woking Town Centre Jubilee Square in 2011 a bit of nostalgia! Click Rubbergloves2011 to see more, a feature of the 2011 flashmob!