Bakewell Carnival

24th Jun 2017 - 2nd Jul 2017

Saturday - 24th Jun 2017

The 13th International Day Of Dance 11:00-16:30

For one day every year the market town of Bakewell hosts a colourful celebration of music and dance as a wide variety of international dance groups will be performing at six stunning venues.

The rolling programme will run from 11am-4:30pm. From Appalachian and Armenien to Angolan and Argentinian Tango, there will be a dance delight for everyone. Strut your stuff with Timberline Steve's line dancing, tap your happy feet to lindy hop swing and wiggle your hips with Four Hundred Roses tribal belly dancing. There's Bangra, Bollywood and Belrobics, around thirty groups in all. Also new this year are the Poynton Jemmers with the popular Morris Dancing, traditional French Dancing to live music with Quercus and Latin Rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and the dramatic Flamenco with Jose Oliva Poyatos, who teaches dance at the ARC leisure Centre. There will be opportunities to join in and learn a few basic steps of the individual dances (beware - you might become hooked) or you can just relax and enjoy the performances and its all free!

Day time Dance workshops.

 You can also just turn up for workshops between 11:30am and 3.30pm to experience tasters in French  and Greek dancing, Rock and Roll, Charleston and the Tango. Beginners are very welcome. Each  workshop costs just £2.00 and you don't need to bring a partner.

 Don't be put off it rains as a wet weather programme will be put in place in the town hall from 12:00 noon.



  Evening Dance at the Town Hall.

 In the evening from 7pm at the town hall there will be an International Ceilidh with the French  Dancing Group, Quercus. A workshop from 7:15pm to 7:55pm will enable you to learn the basics of  some fun dances from France, Sweden, Argentina and elsewhere. From 8pm to 11pm Quercus will  take the stage and our lively caller, Cathy Goss, will soon have you dancing to their exotic rhythms.

Everyone is welcome including Children.  

Tickets are £8:00 and Concessions  £6:00. 

All proceeds go to the Goboka Rwanda Trust, a small local charity making a difference to the lives of ordinary people in Rwanda.

Further info and ticket hotline ring Jude on 01629 815 469 or Di on 01629 812 104. 

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Tickets for Ceilidh can be bought at Bakewell Book and Gift Shop.