Videos
Videos
Watch some of the highlights from Big Dance events.
Big Dance photos
Photos
Check out the Big Dance photo gallery to see some of our fantastic events.
Big Dance Schools Pledge
Schools Pledge
The Big Dance Schools Pledge is back for 2012. Find out more...

Big Dance 2012 will be the UK’s biggest celebration of dance. Thousands of events will take place across the UK in all sorts of locations – lidos, parks, palaces, schools, high streets and squares – in all dance styles, as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the cultural Olympiad.

The next Big Dance will take place across the UK from 7-15 July 2012 and includes a 7-week countdown period starting on 18 May 2012 with a global Guinness World Record attempt.

Everyone is invited to join in and make dance a part of their lives in 2012 and beyond.

Find out the latest news, events and opportunities near you by setting your location or registering for email updates.

‘Big Dance is led by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England, Foundation for Community Dance and a network of Big Dance Hubs. Big Dance is funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England, Greater London Authority, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales and The Foundation for Sport and The Arts. Big Dance was initiated and led by the Mayor of London in 2006 and has taken previously taken place in 2008 and 2010. Big Dance in London is part of Mayor of London presents a summer like no other’.(www.molpresents.com

Big Dance is led by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England, Foundation for Community Dance and a network of Big Dance Hubs.

Big Dance is funded by, Legacy Trust UKArts Council England, Greater London AuthorityCreative ScotlandArts Council Wales and Foundation for Sport and Arts. Big Dance was initiated and led by the Mayor of London in 2006 and has previously taken place in 2008 and 2010. Big Dance in London is part of 'Mayor of London presents a summer like no other’ www.molpresents.com


Welcome to Big Dance 2012 from Tamara Rojo

Tamara Rojo

"I am proud to be an International Ambassador for Big Dance.

It is very appropriate that Big Dance has been chosen to represent the UK as an enduring legacy of the London 2012 Festival handed over to Rio for their Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016.

Big Dance is so much more than a festival:
It is a campaign, a powerful educator, enabling communities everywhere to share in the joy of making dance.

So let's all join in and make Big Dance 2012 great."

Tamara Rojo