What a Fantastic Day in Woking

Saturday 22 June saw Dance Woking take over Jubilee Square celebrating 30 years of Dance Woking in Woking. Since its inception in 1994, Dance Woking has enjoyed regular funding support from Woking Borough Council, enabling the organisation to provide an annual programme of activities, using dance to help change lives providing opportunities to Watch, Perform and Take-part.

September 2023 Dance Woking’s funding ceased as Woking Borough Council’s Section 114 Status took effect, whereby the borough is only able to support statutory provision. Like many community based charities in Woking the organisation has been reviewing its future and details of the organistaions next steps will be shared in the coming weeks.

In the meantime Dance Woking was delighted to be able to produce a fun and creative day where both the dance community and members of the pubic could take-part, watch and perform in dance.

The day featured two community dance platforms with performances from community based companies: Alexandra Dance Company, Dance Woking & Freedom Leisure sponsored dance group base out of Eastwood Leisure centre and who represented Woking Borough at the recent Active Surrey Youth Games; Amala Belly Dance, Bellytricks Belly Dance and BKD Performers.

Alexandra Dance Company

Amala Belly Dance

Dance Woking Eastwood Dance Club

Bellytricks Belly Dance

BKD Performers Ballet

BKD Performers

Three school groups also performed. The groups were run by Dance Woking with funding support from Surrey Community Foundation hailing from Broadmere Primary Academy, Sythwood Primary School and Jubilee High School.

Broadmere Primary Academy

Jubilee High School

Dance Woking took the lead in participation activity with outreach team member Nicky Norton leading fun Maypole dancing workshops for all to enjoy.

Maypole Dancing with Dance Woking

Supporting the community element professional dance company Levantes Dance Theatre delighted audiences with their piece High Tea (with a twist)

Levantes Dance Theatre ‘High Tea (with a twist)’

The weather held, with the temperature perfect for dance led activity.

This event was made possible through funding support from Surrey Community Foundation