Get Scotland Dancing
Get Scotland Dancing aims to encourage more people to get active and participate in dance. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games, provide an unparalleled opportunity to raise the profile of dance as a creative, participative and physical artform. In support of this Scottish Government policy, Creative Scotland will invest £1.5 million across a four year period, creating an inclusive celebration of dance across Scotland, linking into the wider UK and marking Scotland’s place in the world.
Working with Scotland’s key dance organisations, Get Scotland Dancing will bring together professional and amateur dancers of all ages to dance in public spaces in our towns, villages and cities – bringing dance to the people and people to dance. We want to strengthen opportunities to participate in dance and create a lasting legacy for communities throughout Scotland.
Get Scotland Dancing: The Film
This summer thousands of people across the UK, from professional to amateur dancers, young and old were involved in Big Dance 2012, the UK’s biggest celebration of dance as part of the push to Get Scotland Dancing.
This specially commissioned film followed the events in Scotland's cities and captured the experiences of some of the participants:
Get Scotland Dancing Regional Programming Partners
Through Get Scotland Dancing we aim to increase and strengthen the opportunities to dance across Scotland and are working with Education Scotland on projects to get Scotland’s schools dancing. To find out more about the exciting projects happening as part of Get Scotland Dancing use the quick links below.
Big Dance 2012 - The Big Dance Handbook is now available to download.
Available to teachers registered for the Schools Pledge, this series of 5 films, curated by Wayne McGregor, present ideas of how to make dance in the classroom with Shobana Jeyasingh, Kate Prince, Arlene Phillips, Hofesh Schechter and Wayne McGregor. Suggestions of music are provided by Music Sales.
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