Saturday 2nd July sees the return of Sheffield’s only free dance festival, Chance to Dance which will take place outside in the city centre.
Featuring local dance groups performing styles from all around the world, with free taster sessions for everyone to enjoy. This event is loved by many and open to everyone to participate in.
Each group performs their style, then invite the public to join in.
All the groups have classes in Sheffield which people can join.
The event opens this year with the Big Dance Pledge in the Peace Gardens at 11am.
The Dance Pledge is part of The Big Dance initiative created by The Foundation of Community Dance.
This year, the dance pledge has been created by professional choreography, Akram Khan.
In Sheffield, local groups have collaborated to create a unique version including Bellydance, Ballet, Contemporary dance and African dance.
The event closes with a mass samba dance, featuring the famous Sheffield Samba Band, at 4pm.
There will also be a youth dance platform supporting younger dancers, and longer workshops (also free) in Contemporary, Sequence, Flamenco and Ballet. Look (and listen!) out for your chance to join in the dancing at The Moor, Winter Garden, Barkers Pool, Tudor Square and the Peace Gardens.