London 2012, Cultural Olympiad
Case Study: Dancing for the Games 'World of Dance'
Dance artist Sohan Kailey provided Traditional Bhangra dance workshops as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, World of Dance Programme.
What we did and why:
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has successfully secured £90,490 from Dancing for the Games to deliver a three-year wide reaching and diverse dance programme in the city. The aim is to support the grass roots delivery and development of dance and enable 10,000 people to take part in free dance activity that breaks down cultural barriers, entertains them and inspires then to get active. Dancing for the Games is part of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands and is funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.
Who was it for?
The programme delivers free dance taster sessions and lessons in community settings from Bhangra to Ballroom, Belly Dancing to Salsa.
Over 5250 people aged 2-92 have been involved in the project with workshops and lessons taking place in settings as diverse as care homes to Girl Guides groups, from carnivals to extended school activity. Looking forward the projecy will support the build up to the Torch Relay and Evening Celebration in Stoke-on-Trent 0n 30th May 2012.
What role did Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
SASSOT have helped advertise the project to community groups in Stoke-on-Trent through their monthly e-newsletter.
Stoke-on-Trent Co-ordinator for the 2012 Games
Working in Partnership, A Year of Progress, Impact and Achievements
2010-2011 (Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent)