Get dancing ahead of London 2012 Games
Don your dancing shoes and join Greenwich Dance and East London Dance as they take steps to get us moving ahead of the London 2012 Games.
Cultural Olympiad organisers hope to get thousands of people of all ages involved in a world-record attempt to create the biggest multi-location dance routine that will be triggered by the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Britain on May 18 2012.
Big Dance, a biennial dance festival which has seen two million people take part since it began in 2006, is being super-sized for the Games from July 7-15 as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Big Dance director Jacqueline Rose said: "Big Dance is testament to the creative power of this country's dance community, working together. We believe Big Dance can be an enduring model for development of participation in dance in the future.
"It will create a celebratory platform for rising talent, and an opportunity for world-class choreographers to meet exciting new creative challenges."
Shopping centres, parks, bridges, sports centres, beaches, bandstands, bunkers, swimming pools, schools, streets and public squares, and travelling events on the Big Dance Bus have been some of the unusual places where events have been staged.
London mayor Boris Johnson hopes that Big Dance will see three million dancing by 2012.
He said: "I think we can do it, as well as helping promote the capital as an international centre for dance."