Strictly and Symphony Dance Concert with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra

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Sheffield Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its anniversary of 60 years of music making in Sheffield with a family concert for everyone.

This fantastic ‘larger than life’ symphony orchestra will be performing a fabulous programme of well-loved dance music live which will be a treat in itself. But to add to the occasion, many pieces will be accompanied with live performance by local dance schools.

This makes it very enjoyable for those who love ‘Strictly’. It is also an ideal opportunity for those wanting to have a taste of a classical orchestra in concert but in an accessible, fun and creative way. Returning SSO concert attenders know the excellent standard the orchestra has achieved and the friendly atmosphere at concerts.

The SSO will accompany all types of dance:- Tango, Flamenco, Ballet, Zouk, Can-can, Waltz, Arabian Dance, Rumba, Cha-cha, Quickstep, Disco, Theatre Dance. Participating dance schools include City Limits, Aim to Dance, Sarah’s Dancers, Dore School of Performance Arts and Zouk dancers.

The Sheffield City Giants (two fourteen feet tall processional giants called War and Peace) and their lively and talented band will also take part.

Enjoy the thrill of music and dance and dress up for the occasion in your sequins and feathers: you can’t be too flamboyant! In the words of Abba: “You can dance, You can jive, Having the time of your life, See that girl, watch that scene, Diggin’ the dancing queen”.

Sunday 26th June, 3pm. Octagon, University of Sheffield. S10 2SE
Tickets: £10 full / £8 unwaged / £5 student/child; Online at
SSO Ticket Secretary on 07948 116427; Orchestra members or on the door

Music to be played: Can-can from ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ Overture; All that jazz and other tunes from ‘Chicago’; Let’s face the music& dance; from ‘Follow the Fleet’; The Bare Necessities –from ‘Jungle Book’; Faraway from Apocalyptica; Habanera (act 1) from ‘Carmen’; Por una cabeza from ‘True Lies’; Montagues and Capulets from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and theme tune for ‘The Apprentice’ TV series; Dancing Queen, from ‘Mamma Mia’; Hoe down’ from ‘Rodeo’; I could have danced all night from ‘My Fair Lady’; Arabian Dance and Waltz of Flowers from ‘The Nutcracker’; Bolero (used by Torvill and Dean in their famous ice skating dance); Danzon No 2 by Marquez.

Posted on 17th May 2016

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