News: New Big Dance Schools Pledge choreography released

Monday 20 February 2012 by Hannah Dye

The Big Dance Schools Pledge is back for 2012, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Resident Choreographer at the Royal Ballet.

At 1pm on 18 May 2012 thousands of school children from the UK and beyond will take part in a record breaker, performing five minute routine with original music score – Céleste, by Scanner and Joel Cadbury, created especially for Big Dance.

The aim is to beat the current record holders for the largest simultaneous multi venue dance, The Netherlands with 1,472 locations and 264,188 people dancing. This record attempt is just a warm up to the Big Dance Week which runs 7-14 July during which all Schools Pledge participants agree to undertake an additional 20minutes of dance activity each day!

Wayne McGregor said:
“The Schools Pledge is a fantastic and fun opportunity for young people of all ages to learn a new dance inspired by the Olympics and to perform it as part of our world record attempt. On the day the Olympic Torch arrives in the UK, young dancers throughout Britain and in our partner countries worldwide will share a unique moment in time, dancing together and in unison, sharing our passion for the art form we love. Everyone, take up the challenge, learn the dance, teach it to your friends, your class and your school and on Friday May 18th be a world record breaker!”

Teachers can now see McGregor’s choreography and register their school.

Find out more:
Big Dance 2012
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

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