Family Dance Day invites you to move together; because families that dance together, stay together. So get that groove on and take over the beautiful Camden culture hub and discover a variety of dance styles through the creative workshops which promise to transport you across continents; from storytelling of Kathak, a traditional Indian dance, to the thrills of Break Dance.
Grown-ups and little ones can become creative collaborators in a playful movement session lead by Corali, an inclusive dance company that combines shape, colour and music to unlock creativity.
In Romp and Roll by Adrenaline Dance you can expect to jump, roll, lift and laugh with your young movers in an interactive session that should leave adults and children alike brimming with creativity!
On stage at The Place you can experience a range of performances carefully curated for the whole family, no matter their age. For little Londoners there’s a multi- sensory experience created by the award-winning writer Anna Beecher and the visual theatre artist Rachel Lincoln. Nest is especially designed for both pre-walking babies and their parents to go on a sensory journey through the seasons that will unfold in a custom-built performance tent, using playful poetry and an original score, captivating movement, puppetry and tactile and sensory play.
Belgian company tout petit are coming to the UK for the first time with light!, a piece that teases your senses, sparking wonder in young children and adults alike with moving lights and abstract scenes. At the end of the performance the audience is invited to join in experimenting with light and shadow themselves.
The Family Dance Day line-up continues with Wig Show, a joyful romp by Tract and Touch with Robin Dingemans & Other Birds, based on the idea of how we invent ourselves “as we shift and twist and age and grow”, featuring two dancers, 56 wigs, giggly, squiggly, wiggly sounds and oodles of curls.
For families who want to make the most out of the Family Dance Day, The Place is also preparing lots of free activities throughout the day. The fun continues in the Café, with pop-up performances, face painting and other surprises to discover on the day.
For the first time ever, The Place is twinning with British Library’s Family Day to offer you a truly busy schedule filled to the brim with activities around the neighbourhood.
Ideally located between King’s Cross and Euston, The Place promises to provide the facilities (and the fun!) to guarantee that you’ll have a day to remember and won’t stop dancing.
When: 20 July 2019
Where: The Place
How much: Depends on the activity – lots of the events are free but some have a from £7 for one adult and one child. Events & bookings here.