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Saturday 20 June

Dance Woking would like to thank those of you who have already applied to take part in Encounters. Unfortunately with the rapid progress and impact of COVID-19 we are unable to proceed with our planned Summer activity.

 

Woking Borough Council has advised ‘in light of the Coronavirus and the emerging national picture. Underlying what we do is the safety and well-being of the community and the safety and well-being of our staff. Whilst we aspire to “business as usual” the reality is that it cannot be.

The “Celebrate Woking” activities have been terminated.  This means that the key activities which used Council resources or facilities will not be programmed or permitted during 2020. The only event that remains programmed is Remembrance Sunday on 8 November.’

As we adapt and adjust to the new reality the welfare of our artistes, team, audiences, community remains paramount. Over the coming weeks we will be getting in touch and updating our website and ways of working and look forward to working with on a new way of working and what we can offer.

If you have any queries please contact Ellie Dowling using email: office@dancewoking.com

Highlights from this years Encounters 2019

Thank you to all our supporters – it was an amazing event and very colourful.

 

2019 signified a number of celebrations at Encounters and Party in the Park, a record number of people attended, with over 20,000 at Party in the Park. 2019 saw Dance Woking start its 25 Years of Dance in Woking celebrations, this milestone was celebrated with a carnival style parade, helping us mark this great dance legacy. Encounters, Saturday 22 June 2019 Hosted by Dance Woking, Encounters was a fantastic taster event in Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre held on Saturday 22 June, showcasing local school groups and dance schools in advance of up Party in the Park. The performances delighted shoppers providing opportunities to take part perform and watch. The performance parade was made up of school groups community dance groups & professional dance companies:

Schools & Dance Groups

Horsell CofE Junior School, Westfield Primary School,

St John’s Primary School, The Park School, BellyTricks Belly Dance,

Outside the Box

Professional Dance Company’s

Amina Khayyam Dance Company

Flash mob choreographer

Emma Brewer – First Dance Studios

Banners

Maria Lima & Emily Nolan

 

Dance Woking Participation

Saturday 20 June

Dance Woking would like to thank those of you who have already applied to take part in Encounters. Unfortunately with the rapid progress and impact of COVID-19 we are unable to proceed with our planned Summer activity.

 

Woking Borough Council has advised ‘in light of the Coronavirus and the emerging national picture. Underlying what we do is the safety and well-being of the community and the safety and well-being of our staff. Whilst we aspire to “business as usual” the reality is that it cannot be.

The “Celebrate Woking” activities have been terminated.  This means that the key activities which used Council resources or facilities will not be programmed or permitted during 2020. The only event that remains programmed is Remembrance Sunday on 8 November.’

As we adapt and adjust to the new reality the welfare of our artistes, team, audiences, community remains paramount. Over the coming weeks we will be getting in touch and updating our website and ways of working and look forward to working with on a new way of working and what we can offer.

If you have any queries please contact Ellie Dowling using email: office@dancewoking.com

Highlights from this years Encounters 2019

Thank you to all our supporters – it was an amazing event and very colourful.

 

2019 signified a number of celebrations at Encounters and Party in the Park, a record number of people attended, with over 20,000 at Party in the Park. 2019 saw Dance Woking start its 25 Years of Dance in Woking celebrations, this milestone was celebrated with a carnival style parade, helping us mark this great dance legacy. Encounters, Saturday 22 June 2019 Hosted by Dance Woking, Encounters was a fantastic taster event in Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre held on Saturday 22 June, showcasing local school groups and dance schools in advance of up Party in the Park. The performances delighted shoppers providing opportunities to take part perform and watch. The performance parade was made up of school groups community dance groups & professional dance companies:

Schools & Dance Groups

Horsell CofE Junior School, Westfield Primary School,

St John’s Primary School, The Park School, BellyTricks Belly Dance,

Outside the Box

Professional Dance Company’s

Amina Khayyam Dance Company

Flash mob choreographer

Emma Brewer – First Dance Studios

Banners

Maria Lima & Emily Nolan

 

Dance Woking Participation

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 2018: 

Encounters in Woking town Centre on Sat featuring a performance parade to commerate the Centenary of the end of WW! and Suffragette and scientist, Dame Ethyl Smyth

Woking Park, Saturday 6 July 2018

Highlights of 2017: A 60’s & 70’s themed event with this year’s festivities in honour of Rick Parfitt from Status Quo and Woking’s very own The Jam.

Encounters in Woking Town Centre on Sat 1 July featuring a performance parade Encounters 2017

And Party in the Park 2017 in Woking Park:

 

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!