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Family dance day is back at The Place

Located between King’s Cross and Euston, the pioneering dance hub is promising families a whole day of boogie

If you (or any kids you know) like to throw a shape or two, this free dance event is something a must.

For one day only this month, innovative contemporary dance hub The Place opens its doors with a whole host of performances, workshops and free activities.

The light-of-foot will be able to discover a variety of dance styles through creative workshops, where participants are transported across continents, from the storytelling of Kathak, a traditional Indian dance, to the thrills of breakdancing.

Grown-ups and little ones can become creative collaborators in a playful movement session led by Corali, an inclusive dance company that combines shape, colour and music to unlock creativity. And 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.


Head to the theatre for a range of performances curated for all family members and different ages. For the teeniest kids there’s a a multisensory experience created by the award-winning writer Anna Beecher and the visual theatre artist Rachel Lincoln. It’s 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.

Over in the café, you can grab a brew and watch pop-up performances, face painting and other surprises. And for the first time ever, The Place is twinning with the British Library’s Family Day to offer double the activities around the neighbourhood.

11am-4pm, 20th July, The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, WC1H 9PY, more info here

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