Sat 22 Feb

Why Dance?

£10 / £7 concs

Join us for The Place’s first ever platform dedicated to adult recreational and community dance.

Why Dance? will showcase performances from groups from across London, highlighting the benefits of dance for everyone and the joy it brings!

The evening will featuring performances from:

  • Magpie Dance
  • Akademi Dance Well at Holborn Community Association
  • The Jazzology Collective @ Wac Arts
  • B-Better 
  • UK China Performing Arts 
  • Scatter - The Place's adult dance company 
  • ​The Place's Over 60's dance group

If you would like to find out more about our adult dance classes visit

More info:

Akademi Dance Well at Holborn Community Association - Classical Monsoon
This dance performance is inspired by how the monsoon rains bring out feelings of rejuvenation, longing and love. Choreography and teaching by Jesal Patel & Priyanka Chauhan

Akademi’s Dance Well sessions at Holborn Community Association run every week. The group meet to improve their balance, strength and coordination and have fun through exploring South Asian dance. Akademi artists, Jesal Patel and Priyanka Chauhan, lead the sessions and have created Classical Monsoon in response to current and archived music from Akademi.

“…apart from keeping well through movement, the workshops have helped my mental health” - Dance Well Participant  | Follow Akademi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

The Jazzology Collective @ Wac Arts - Dark Matter (Where the unseen shine)
This performance draws on the parallels between Dark Matter: the undetected energy that prevents our galaxies from spinning out of control and Dance: our physical release, that prevents our lives from spinning out of control.

Jazzology is resident group based at WAC ARTS made up of dance teachers, ex performers, and dance devotees aged 16-60. Weekly open class for adults with dance experience is every Sunday during term time 12-2pm. Class is based on Matt Mattox Jazz technique and infused with varied styles and music

"The feeling I have after class is irreplaceable" - Jeff McDaid, The Jazzology Collective | For more information about Jazzology contact


Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring Season 2020

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