If you see dance as a complex web of entangling steps and techniques, you may have forgotten about the first lesson of all: everyone can do it! There is something unique about this activity that has the power to bring up physical and emotional wellbeing while connecting people with a common language translated into sensations and feelings. So, why not considering dance as the perfect family activity?
It also doesn’t matter how old are you - you are never too young or too old to experience the joy of movement - its benefits seem countless and they cross all generations. Several surveys have been made over the years concluding that dancing can improve self-esteem, body awareness and quality of life. Amongst young people, it provides a powerful sense of concentration and social competences, while it increases the taste for physical activity.
In our busy every day routines filled up to the brim with school, jobs and endless housework, dance gives us the chance to leave all the stress behind and experience new shapes of creativity with your loved ones. For all the parents looking for a ‘switch off button’, it can be the best escape to take the kids’ eyes off the mobile phones, tv or video games.
Dancing with family is about re-connecting and this is what inspires us to embrace one more edition of Family Dance Day here at The Place. Children and their carers are invited to explore every corner of our dance hub and discover new steps and family fun through a variety of workshops and performances, specially programmed for all ages and tastes. For the families who want to make the most out of the day, there are loads of free surprises in our Café, including pop-up performances and face painting. For the first time ever, The Place is twinning with British Library’s Family Day to offer a truly busy schedule plenty of activities around the neighbourhood.
We don’t want you to stop moving - so we are inviting all the families who love to dance to join us and combine their favourite moves with the rhythm of fun and togetherness. Our Family Dance Day aims to celebrate the positive impact of dance for all ages - because families who dance together are happy together.
Family Dance Day – Sat 20 Jul
Discover all the activities here