Yesterday I attended the 10th anniversary of ‘Move It’. You may wonder what ‘Move It’ is well it is the event of the year if you have any interest in dance. This was the fourth year I have taken my daughters (they are the dancers – not me!) and the event just gets bigger each year. There is so much to see –
The main stage that had performances from
– Britain’s Got Talent’s – Twist ‘n’ Pulse (as Power Rangers), Flawless, Cartel
– Got to Dance’s – Marvel, Project G, Lukas McFarlane, Crazy popper, Turbo and the stunning Bitter Harvest
– Strictly Come Dancing’s – Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec
The compere is the excellent Matt Flint who choreographs lots of shows on BBC including Strictly Come Dancing.
Although there are a number of ‘star acts’ performing there are also brilliant performances from a number of dance colleges such as Masters, Bird and Urdang. The performance yesterday from Masters was amazing. There is also another stage though that has acts going on throughout the day. My wife and I just watch the performance as well as listen to the interviews that take place with the performers. However this is just one small element of ‘Move It’ though. There are workshops and lessons going on throughout the day in all styles of dance from ‘Fit Steps’ to ‘Waaking’ all generally lasting 45 minutes, so you can get an opportunity to try a number of different styles if you wish or get scouted!
The hall is also full of stalls promoting the best in dance clothing (particularly Capezio and Bloch) as well as all the best dance schools and colleges are there to give potential students to find out more information about scholarships and what they are offering.
The event is fantastic value and is so good my daughters have gone back again today. The highlights of 2015 have been my daughters meeting Ian Waite (and Kingsland Road on Sunday), but for my wife and myself it was being photo-bombed by Janette and Alijaz! If you are interested in dance make sure you visit Move-It in 2016!