Big Dance 2016

Big Dance

If you love dance in all its forms, look out for Big Dance, a city-wide program of dance in new and unique places across London that runs until 10 Sep.

Sadler's Wells Big Dance Pledge
As the North London hub for Big Dance we've taught over 1,200 of our community to do the Big Dance Pledge which is a dance piece choreographed by Akram Khan accompanied by music created by Nitin Sawhney. On the 20th May, 200 people joined us at Sadler's Wells on the foyer to perform it simultaneously with 50,000 people world-wide. Watch the video:

Big Dance Bus at Cally Fest
12-6pm, Sun 19 Jun
Caledonian Road, Islington, N1 1EF.
Join us at Cally Fest, as we bring the Big Dance Bus for a free day of performances and workshops for you and your family.

Big Dance Trafalgar Square
2.30pm, Sat 2 Jul
The Mayor of London and People Dancing invite you to watch over 1,000 Londoners, participate in a major dance commission by one of the foremost innovative choreographers in the world, Akram Khan in landmark venue of Trafalgar Square.

Decade of Dance - Exhibition
12-5pm, daily until 10 Sep
Fox Garden Court Café
Celebrating 10 years of Big Dance, Dance Decade incorporates dance film shorts specially commissioned for Channel 4 and stunning photography that offers an insight into some of the achievements of the amazing people and organisations that have made Big Dance possible. The exhibition also includes a selection of Big Dance Shorts, which are commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their Random Acts series.

Big Dance Tea Twist - over 55s event
3.30-6pm, Fri 8 Jul
Rosebery & Mezz Wood
Join us for a Big Dance Tea dance with a twist. Read more

Big Dance in the Baylis
7:15pm, Fri 8 Jul
Lilian Baylis Studio
Sadler’s Wells presents dance in a variety of styles from dance communities. Read more

Register to volunteer in London
Big Dance cannot happen without a team of incredible volunteers! It needs you to support the exciting London programme of performances until September 2016. Skills you will use and gain might include dance production, event planning, marketing and promotion, backstage and technical support, ushering for events, costumes, props, and much more! If you're interested in volunteering check out Team London or Speed Volunteering where opportunities will be posted on the on a regular basis.

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact us at