Big Dance 2016!




Dear Artists, Companies and Dancers,


We would like to invite you to perform as part of Big Dance 2016, celebrating its 10th anniversary – the Decades of Dance!

As part of the WDSA (UK) support of this fantastic selection of exciting dates, we want to engage the whole community, and ensure that the fantastic work being done by the disability community through Dance and Dancesport is showcase across all of these events, and inspire the disability community to believe that anyone can dance and we invite you to celebrate with us and perform on the Big Dance Bus and Big Dance Presents.

No matter what dance style, ability or the age – we welcome the breadth of dance and dancesport diversity and wealth of talent in all its forms at Big Dance.


Big Dance Bus

The Big Dance Bus is back for an epic tour for 2016 to get everyone dancing.


“Real carnival feel, such a joy”

 “How wonderful you made a theatre out of a car park!”


We are converting London’s iconic double-decker into a mobile venue live and interactive for dance. Over the summer the high impact ‘pop up ballroom and ready made rave’ will weave itself across the capital, transforming itself into a stage complete with DJ, PA system and dance-floor, creating an unforgettable experience for all!

We want to promote your work from one borough to the next and this is a great vehicle (excuse the pun) to do exactly that. But that’s enough about what we think – click here to see what the audiences of 2012 had to say:




Stage: 10m x 10m dance-floor

Performance slots available: around 20 slots per bus stop, of 3-8 minute slots.



We want to show that everyone can dance no matter what their ability and if you are interested please get in touch by Friday 16 May 2016.


In the body of your email please provide us with:

  • The name of group
  • Style
  • Age of group
  • Where you are based
  • Any video links to your work
  • Contact telephone number
  • Any access requirements
  • Which dates you can do


We will do our best to programme you in at least one, if not more, performance opportunities.

Dance Films

There are additional opportunities in some of the Bus locations to screen dance films. If you’re interested in this please email with a link of the dance film (vimeo/youtube). We will only accept offers from completed dance films.



Any questions get in touch at the same email address above.

We can’t wait to hear from you.


Tour List:


2 Sunday 29 May – Addiscombe Carnival, Croydon 11am – 4pm
3 Saturday 4 June – Family Festival, Croydon 12pm – 5pm
4 Sunday 5 June – Watford High Street, Watford 12pm – 5pm
5 Saturday 11 June – Kingston tea dance & Frame Dance Screen Festival 12pm – 5pm
6 Sunday 12 June – Trafalgar Square, Queen’s Birthday party 12pm – 6pm
7 Saturday 18 June – Farnham Maltings 12pm – 5pm
8 Sunday 19 June – Cally Festival, Caledonian Road 12pm – 5pm
9 Saturday 2 July – BeaverField Park, Hounslow 12pm – 4pm
10 Sunday 3 July – Goose Green Park, Dulwich 12pm – 5pm
11 Wednesday 6 July, Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden 12pm – 7pm
12 Friday 8 July – Community Event, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch 1pm – 6pm
13 Saturday 9 July – Sutton High Street 12pm – 4.30pm
14 Sunday 10 July – Paddington Arts 1pm – 6pm
15 Saturday 16 July – Richmond, Twickenham Green 1pm – 5pm
16 Sunday 17 July – Give it a go festival Hampstead Heath 12pm- 5pm
17 Sat 23 July – East Street/Southwark 12.30pm – 5.30pm
18 Sunday 24 July – Regent Street 12pm – 5pm
19 Saturday 30 July – Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens 12pm – 5pm
20 Wednesday 10 August – Feltham Shopping Centre 12pm – 4.30pm
21 Saturday 3 September – NPD, Liberty Festival, QEOP 1pm – 6pm (timings needs to be confirmed)
22 Saturday 10 September – Bell Square, Hounslow 12pm – 4.30pm