Splash Dance is a FREE festival that will take place over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2012 at The National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.  Everyone is welcome to come along to the extravaganza, which forms part of the National ‘Big Dance’ campaign week, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance.
 
Dance4 in partnership with the Big Dance East Midlands Partnership has commissioned the widely acclaimed, ever popular New Art Club to choreograph an extraordinary performance which will be the highlight of the Sunday line up.  
 
Often described as the Reeves and Mortimer of dance, choreographers Pete Shenton and Tom Roden have selected groups and performers from around the region to perform in their comedy cabaret spectacular. The company will transform the white water course into an outdoor amphitheatre, creating an extravaganza based around Greek mythology of the 12 Labours of Hercules, with performances at 1pm and 4pm.
 
Come and Camp from Saturday afternoon and enjoy the FREE activities for the whole family through Saturday evening leading into the main events all day on Sunday 8 July 2012 as part of National Big Dance week (7-15 July)
 
Highlights Include:
 
Sat 7th July
 
7pm - 11pm Strictly Social Dance Party, live music and showcase performances from Lindy Hoppers and Latin dancers, followed by well known dance tracks from films and shows suitable for all ages.
 
Sun 8th July
 
9:45am 'Morning Campers' wake up dance session for everyone.
 
10:30am Samba Procession to Splash Dance main site.
 
Big Top
 
Big Dance in the Big Top includes a full programme of performances for and by children and young people.
 
Vintage Market
 
Pop up Nottingham presents a variety of craft, fashion, jewellery and cake stalls showcasing the best in local art and craft talent from 11am onwards. 
 
Splash Dance Sanctuary
 
Feel inspired, healthy and unwind in the Splash Dance Sanctuary including a Tea dance supported by ‘Decade of Better Health’; open to all.  Pampering sessions throughout the day.
 
Local Hero Stage
 
The Local Heroes stage hosts the best from the region's community performers.
 
Highlights include;
 
11am Nottingham's Got Talent performers serenade and entertain audiences with song, dance, acrobatics and beatboxing.
 
12:15pm Get on your feet with Samba sounds. 
 
2:45pm Clash of the Styles: Street Battle 
 
Capital FM
 
Street Stars are the face of Capital FM radio station and are out and about across the East Midlands 24/7. Don't miss the Street Stars vehicle at Splash Dance festival!
 
Listeners can grab some Street Stars giveaways and have photos taken for the Capital FM website. Street Stars work closely with Dino & Pete Capital FM's Breakfast Show presenters on Weekdays 6-10am. 
 
CAMPING
 
Arrive from Saturday 7 July 3pm and stay overnight at the National Water Sports Centre Campsite. To book a camp pitch, call 01159821212 and quote 'Splash Dance 2012'. Pitches from £9.

Article by Lucy G / 29th June 2012

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