Sheffield’s free community dance festival Chance to Dance returns this July. For one day, the festival will fill a bunch of the city centre's outdoor spots with music and movement.
Around 30 dance groups will perform on open ‘stages’ at the Peace Garden, Tudor Square and Barker's Pool. The groups reflect the diversity of cultures and types of dance that people can take part in in Sheffield.
Part of the ethos of the festival is to encourage people to join in themselves – with everything from salsa to bhangra, ballroom to modern jive.
Chance to Dance was established in 2000. The idea came from Sheffield’s involvement in the World Health Organisation European Healthy City Movement, when Turku in Finland challenged European cities to organise a dance festival in their streets.