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Woking Park will once again feel the force of celebration as it gets set to host one galactic-sized birthday bash in honour of HG Wells!

From 11.30am to 9pm on Saturday 9 July, Families can enjoy a meteoric day of time travel, space-age fun, dance, live performances and the return of the Ambassadors big screen, showcasing the people’s choice of sci-fi blockbuster. Dance Woking has once again programmed the dance element of the day, which features over 300 dancers from 30 different community dance groups from around Woking & Surrey, as well as 8 professional dance theatre companies. Dance Woking has provided opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance.

 

 

Tea Tent

A chance to either enjoy some tea and cake and watch or have a go and try some different dance styles, whether you have taken a dance class before or not, all are welcome. Dance Woking has programmed a variety of difference dance classes across Woking Park, designed to be fun and provide a taster, Woking has a wealth of different dance groups offering different styles of dance, to learn more about the different opportunities go to Dance Woking’s new Dance Directory where both the community and professional groups are featured.

Surrey Jive
12noon, 2.15pm & 4.15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes
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MoveMe
1pm & 3.30pm*

Running Time: 45 & 30 minutes
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First Dance Studio
3.15pm

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Dance Woking Pop Ups

Programmed by Dance Woking this is an eclectic mix of highly engaging professional dance theatre with exciting performances to watch as well as opportunities to take part in dance workshops. The pop up area opens with a Dance Woking led dance workshop to get you into the sci-fi mood with a fun music medley, suitable for all ages, no experience necessary.

Workshops
12 noon & 1.55pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob
1.35pm GoBounce
2.55pm Busy Lizzy

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Kazzum presents Sprung
12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.50pm & 5.30pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

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Les Enfants Terribles 'The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie'
1pm & 3.15pm

Running Time: 35 minutes
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Roaming Victorian Time Travellers
1.30pm, 3pm & 4.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes
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GObounce
1.35pm

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Amina Khayyam Dance Company
2.45pm & 4.20pm

Running Time: 12 minutes
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Main Stage

Dance Woking has for the fifth year produced the community dance showcase for the main stage, featuring an eclectic mix of dance groups showcasing the diversity and make-up of the Borough with over 300 dancers performing in 30 groups taking to one of the two stages in the futuristic field. Compering for Dance Woking’s showcase is the very vibrant and charismatic Bert Romans from MoveMe Dance. Bert is also leading a fun interactive session in the Time Zone Field and Encounters Tent.

Dance Woking Showcase
12 noon

Running Time: 30 minutes
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Dance Woking Showcase
1.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes
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MoveMe Bert
4.20pm

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Dance Woking Showcase
4.40pm Running Time: 20 minutes
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Martian Parade
5pm

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Encounters Tent

Dance Woking has programmed a showcase of both community dance groups as well as providing an opportunity for you to have a go and get dancing! To learn more about the different opportunities go to Dance Woking’s new Dance Directory where both the community and professional groups are featured.

Dance Woking
12.10pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
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Dance Woking Showcase
1pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
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Dance Woking Showcase
1.40pm & 4pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob 3.30pm MoveMe5.15pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob performance

Running Time: 20 minutes
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Dance Woking Showcase
2.20pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
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First Dance Studio - Salsa
3.15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes
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MoveMe
1pm & 3.30pm*

Running Time: 45 & 30 minutes
Find out More

Encounters Pop-up

This area showcases two professional dance theatre companies; There is also an opportunity to take part in a workshop with the Urban Playground Team and try performance parkour at 3.30pm

Urban Playground Team present STEAM
12.30pm & 2.45pm

Running Time: 35 minutes
Find out More
Acrojou present The Wheel House
1.30pm & 3.15pm

Running Time: 25 minutes
Find out More

Childrens Field

Dance Woking have programmed a delightful and participatory fun adventure with Handmade Theatre as well as a chance for the little ones to have a go dancing with Busy Lizzy.

Handmade Theatre
12.45pm, 2.15pm & 3.45pm

Running Time: 55 minutes
Find out More
Dance Workshop
2.55pm & 3.25pm Busy Lizzy

Running Time: 20 minutes
Find out More

Woking Park will once again feel the force of celebration as it gets set to host one galactic-sized birthday bash in honour of HG Wells!

From 11.30am to 9pm on Saturday 9 July, Families can enjoy a meteoric day of time travel, space-age fun, dance, live performances and the return of the Ambassadors big screen, showcasing the people’s choice of sci-fi blockbuster. Dance Woking has once again programmed the dance element of the day, which features over 300 dancers from 30 different community dance groups from around Woking & Surrey, as well as 8 professional dance theatre companies. Dance Woking has provided opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance.

 

Tea Tent

A chance to either enjoy some tea and cake and watch or have a go and try some different dance styles, whether you have taken a dance class before or not, all are welcome. Dance Woking has programmed a variety of difference dance classes across Woking Park, designed to be fun and provide a taster, Woking has a wealth of different dance groups offering different styles of dance, to learn more about the different opportunities go to Dance Woking’s new Dance Directory where both the community and professional groups are featured.

Surrey Jive

Start times:

12noon, 2.15pm & 4.15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :1A

Surrey Jive love the 1940's and 1950's era. A time when dance halls jumped and jived to the sound of the big beat. The music and dance style from this period epitomised what having fun was all about and Surrey Jive are committed to showing you how to dance this fantastic style of jive so you too can join in all the fun and excitement.

Surrey Jive will lead you in these fun taster jive sessions starting with 50’s stule jive at 12noon, followed by 40’s style at 2.15pm and Lindy Hop at 4.15pm; learn a few steps as well as some easy to follow strolls.

MoveMe

Start times:

1pm & 3.30pm*

Running Time: 45 & 30 minutes

Performance Area :1D

Suitable for all ages.

Love to dance, but rarely get the chance? A dance class meets party, MoveMe has animated the streets of the nation and is now back right here in Woking to get you boogying! MoveMe will take you on a journey using irresistible music and moves created for both dance lovers and those convinced they have two left feet...
*3.30pm in Encounters Tent

First Dance Studio

Start times:

3.15pm

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :1B

Suitable for all ages, no experience required.

First Dance Studios are huge fans of Strictly Come dancing but don’t worry, there are no sequins or tight trousers in any of their ballroom classes. Their classes are fun and informal and for couples of all ages. So come on, what are you waiting for? Their weekly ballroom class is a great excuse to get off the sofa and out of the house during the week. You’ll learn a new and impressive skill, whilst having a laugh AND getting fit at the same time!

This is an opportunity to get a taste of the Argentine Tango led by Katie Brewer.

Dance Woking Pop Ups

Programmed by Dance Woking this is an eclectic mix of highly engaging professional dance theatre with exciting performances to watch as well as opportunities to take part in dance workshops. The pop up area opens with a Dance Woking led dance workshop to get you into the sci-fi mood with a fun music medley, suitable for all ages, no experience necessary.

Workshops

Start times:

12 noon & 1.55pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob
1.35pm GoBounce
2.55pm Busy Lizzy

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :1A

Suitable for all ages, no experience required.

Learn this fun Sci-Fi inspired dance phrase with Dance Woking, we hope the music will inspire you and get you in the sci-fi mood! Choreographed by Emma Harris from First Dance Studios this is a must learn for those coming on Saturday 9 July. Get ready to then join in the fun in the main arena at 5.15pm.

Kazzum presents Sprung

Start times:

12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.50pm & 5.30pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :1C

Suitable for all ages

From a scratch to a wiggle everybody can dance!

Sprung is an exciting performance for children and families. Using a sofa, two unexpected dancers and thrilling live music; it is an open celebration that we are all accomplished dancers.
From an itch to a tickle, Sprung illustrates that movement is part of our everyday lives

Les Enfants Terribles 'The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie'

Start times:

1pm & 3.15pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Performance Area :1B

Suitable for all ages

Roll up, roll up, for the most mysterious, magical and magnificent experience of your life! An enormous exotic caravan has suspiciously arrived in town complete with strange characters that entertain, amuse and beguile. Feast your eyes on this wondrous treat for all the family; an extravaganza fit for a king or a pauper! How many legs does a ‘Decapus’ have? Is the fabled ‘Massive Paw’ just a myth? Have you even seen a ‘Bumblewasp’? What do you feed a ‘Whistling Pank’?
Find out and let the zany Dr. Longitude and his strange traveling players regale you with their mesmerizing stories of wit, virtue and courageous endeavours all bursting from their weird and wonderful imaginations. Our professional zookeepers will share their witty and twisted tales rendered with a bizarre theatricality that is all their own.
Journey with them as they venture through sizzling safaris and snowy Siberia. Float among the clouds and plunge into the murky depths of the sea as they search for fascinating animals both exotic and rare. But why are they telling their stories and what’s lurking behind their façade?
Enter and be entertained by the world’s weirdest wonder emporium!

Roaming Victorian Time Travellers

Start times:

1.30pm, 3pm & 4.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes


Performance Area :1D

Victorian Time Travellers Professor Warp and Ms Weft want to show you their box of cosmic secrets in this hilarious street performance

GObounce

Start times:

1.35pm

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :1A

Dance, Smile, Energise!

GObounce offer fun, friendly, high-energy dance and fitness classes, workshops and parties for all ages and abilities. We believe that keeping fit and healthy can be fun! A healthy lifestyle = A happy you!
GObounce work with all ages, from 0-100! They believe in giving people the opportunities to engage in fun dance and fitness activities. Whether you would like to attend a class, book a workshop or book a party, have a look around and find out what GObounce can offer you!

This is an opportunity to get a taste of a GOBounce style workshop led by Heidi Harris.

Amina Khayyam Dance Company

Start times:

2.45pm & 4.20pm

Running Time: 12 minutes

Performance Area :1A

Join Amina Khayyam Dance in this short exert of a piece especially created for children and their families..

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

The piece is called 'People in the Skies'

Main Stage

Dance Woking has for the fifth year produced the community dance showcase for the main stage, featuring an eclectic mix of dance groups showcasing the diversity and make-up of the Borough with over 300 dancers performing in 30 groups taking to one of the two stages in the futuristic field. Compering for Dance Woking’s showcase is the very vibrant and charismatic Bert Romans from MoveMe Dance. Bert is also leading a fun interactive session in the Time Zone Field and Encounters Tent.

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

12 noon

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :1A

Bellyfunk Fusion Dance, Allegro Dance Academy, Chinese Association Woking - Ladies group; Dancayers Company, The Elise Byng Academy Performing Arts; #Fresh & #LilFresh

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

1.30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :1B

Surrey Jive, Boogie Pumps, Belly Tricks – Amala, Transform!. Just Jhoom!, YMCA Youth Dance Company

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

3pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :1C

Chinese Association Woking – Girls group, Georgina Olivia Performing Arts, Phillipa Hogan School of Dance, Dreamcatchers Stage School, GOBounce Teens, Illume Dance, Surrey Jive

MoveMe Bert

Start times:

4.20pm

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :

Suitable for all ages.

Love to dance, but rarely get the chance? A dance class meets party, MoveMe has animated the streets of the nation and is now back right here in Woking to get you boogying! MoveMe will take you on a journey using irresistible music and moves created for both dance lovers and those convinced they have two left feet...

Join Bert and his team of dancers from Woking College, Surrey Vyne Ladies, Horsell Junior School & Westfield Primary School in front of the main stage as Bert leads you through T-Rex's hit 'We Love To Boogie'

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

4.40pm

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :

Global Grooves, Woking Dance Space (Shani Nash), Woking Malayalee Association, Francesca Louise Dance Company, Woking Dance Space (Emily Little)

Martian Parade

Start times:

5pm

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :

Led by Dance Woking the Martians include students from Woking College, Park School, Westfield Primary School, Horsell Village School, Horsell Junior School, Horsell Beavers, Surrey Vyne Ladies, members of the public and dancers from Dance Woking showcase community dance groups

Encounters Tent

Dance Woking has programmed a showcase of both community dance groups as well as providing an opportunity for you to have a go and get dancing! To learn more about the different opportunities go to Dance Woking’s new Dance Directory where both the community and professional groups are featured.

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

12.10pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

Just Jhoom!, Boogie Pumps, Francesca Louise Dance Company, YMCA Youth Dance Company, GOBounce Teens.

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

1pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

Bellyfunk Fusion Dance, Dreamcatchers Stage School, Chinese Association, Woking – Girls group,

Dance Workshops

Start times:

1.40pm & 4pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob 3.30pm MoveMe5.15pm Sci-Fi Flash Mob performance

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :

Suitable for all ages, no experience required

Learn this fun Sci-Fi inspired dance phrase with Dance Woking, we hope the music will inspire you and get you in the sci-fi mood! Choreographed by Emma Harris from First Dance Studios this is a must learn for those coming on Saturday 9 July. Get ready to then join in the fun in the main arena at 5.15pm.

Dance Woking Showcase

Start times:

2.20pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

Allegro Dance Academy, #Fresh & #LilFresh, Francesca Louise Dance Company, Belly Tricks , Sayapatri Nepali Cultural Dance

First Dance Studio - Salsa

Start times:

3.15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :

Suitable for all ages, no experience required.

First Dance Studios are huge fans of Strictly Come dancing but don’t worry, there are no sequins or tight trousers in any of their ballroom classes. Their classes are fun and informal and for couples of all ages. So come on, what are you waiting for? Their weekly ballroom class is a great excuse to get off the sofa and out of the house during the week. You’ll learn a new and impressive skill, whilst having a laugh AND getting fit at the same time!

This is an opportunity to get a taste of how to Salsa in style led by Katie Brewer.

Dance Woking Showcase Session

Start times:

4.20pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Performance Area :

Chinese Association Woking – Ladies group, BellyFunk Fusion Dance, Illume Dance, Georgina Olivia Performing Arts, GOBounce Teens, Just Jhoom!,

MoveMe

Start times:

3.30pm

Performance Area :

Suitable for all ages.

Love to dance, but rarely get the chance? A dance class meets party, MoveMe has animated the streets of the nation and is now back right here in Woking to get you boogying! MoveMe will take you on a journey using irresistible music and moves created for both dance lovers and those convinced they have two left feet...

Encounters Pop-up

This area showcases two professional dance theatre companies; There is also an opportunity to take part in a workshop with the Urban Playground Team and try performance parkour at 3.30pm

Urban Playground Team present STEAM

Start times:

12.30pm & 2.45pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Performance Area :

A group of urban explorers discover, beneath canvas tarps, the skeletal remains of a machine that changed the world. Inspired, they shovel coal on the fires of the past… Inspired by classic movie genre STEAM takes the UPG Team on a whistle stop tour through silent movies, the Wild West, James Bond, WWI and the dark future of inner city commuting…
Local young people from Rotate, Dance Woking’s weekly performance parkour group supported by Dance Woking, Art Council England, Thames Valley Housing Association and Woking Borough Council have created an exciting new scene, which will be performed alongside the professional company.

Acrojou present The Wheel House

Start times:

1.30pm & 3.15pm

Running Time: 25 minutes

Performance Area :

A ‘tender, post-apocalyptic love story’, this is a unique, rolling acrobatic-theatre show, which unfolds inside and around a stunning circular home as it travels along. An enchanting story set in a gently comic dystopian future at a time where survival relies on sharp eyes, quick hands, and above all, friendship. Join these traveller-gatherers on the road to nowhere: treading lightly, enduring quietly, and always, always moving onwards.

Childrens Field

Dance Woking have programmed a delightful and participatory fun adventure with Handmade Theatre as well as a chance for the little ones to have a go dancing with Busy Lizzy.

Handmade Theatre

Start times:

12.45pm, 2.15pm & 3.45pm

Running Time: 55 minutes

Performance Area :

‘Welcome aboard the flying machine and get ready for a wondrous adventure! Become a member of the crew as we set off on a journey through the skies exploring new worlds and characters, engaging with sensory props, stories and songs from across the globe and beyond. The skies are our limits!’

Dance Workshop

Start times:

2.55pm & 3.25pm Busy Lizzy

Running Time: 20 minutes

Performance Area :

Sci Fi inspired Mini session

Are your little ones between 6 weeks and four years old? Then you’ve just found the most flexible, friendly and fun family club in your area! With over 20 different baby, toddler and postnatal fitness classes each week and the ability to choose a different class every day, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Fun classes and fabulous venues, brilliant booking flexibility to fit unpredictable daily routines, and a chance to make new friends. That’s what Busylizzy is all about!

This is an opportunity to get a taste of a Buzy Lizzy style workshop.

MoveMe with Bert Romans

Last summer Dance Woking was first introduced to Bert Roman’s MoveMe. As an organisation that is extremely interested in getting more people to dance and combining participation with performance Bert’s MoveMe was the ideal concept for us.

MoveMe’s vision is that dance unifies, contributes to a healthy life and that anyone can participate.

MoveMe stages participatory dance events best described as ….’dance meets party‘. MoveMe’s events place the audience at the centre of the action. Using a storytelling method to take the audience on a journey through an irresistible music track, a professional dancer teaches a routine in just 30minutes. Once the learning is over the dance floors erupts with shared fun and movement. It is communal yet structured to make dance accessible and fun for both participant and spectator. It can be used either indoors or outside on a variety of scales as either an independent event or within a programme of activity.

Bert made such an impact at last year’s Party in the Park Dance Woking felt we would like to engage with him and his team further and see how we could develop his concept to have a greater impact in Woking. At the end of May 2016 Bert taught some of Dance Woking’s freelance Dance teachers routines to T Rex ‘We Love to Boogie‘ and James Brown ‘I Feel Good‘. The Dance Woking team then set out to teach Bert’s moves to both community and school groups in Woking as part of Dance Woking’s outreach programme.

Taking part at Party in the Park this year were Woking College, National Citizen Service (NCS) Dance Woking group, Westfield Primary School, Horsell Junior School & Surrey Vyne Ladies group. All joined Bert at Woking Park on Saturday 9 July and had a fabulous time taking part in his performance and encouraging others to do likewise.

Dance Woking and MoveMe are teaming up later this summer to head to CarFest South where for the first time the event will be hosting dance activity. More details to follow later this summer…

MoveMe at Encounters Stage, Party in the Park 2016, leading T Rex 'We Like to Boogie' interactive performance

MoveMe at Encounters Stage Party in the Park 2016 leading T Rex ‘We Like to Boogie’ interactive performance

Bert's workshop in full swing

Bert’s workshop in full swing

MoveMe workshop Encounters Tent Party in the Park

MoveMe workshop Encounters Tent Party in the Park

Bert takes his interactive performance to the Main Stage at Party in the Park

Bert takes his interactive performance to the Main Stage at Party in the Park