In Good Company associate company Spiltmilk Dance bring their outstanding Live & Local show to Crich this weekend.
Part performance, part social dance, Spiltmilk Say Dance reinvents social dance crazes that have swept dance floors all over the world; the kind of dances we all end up doing at discos, weddings and family gatherings.
It’s a show of two halves. The first half of the evening sees the company’s three dancers put their unique spin on familiar dance favourites – think disco dancing to Sinatra, the YMCA to Mozart, and The Twist on chairs.
After the interval it’s your turn! The chairs will be pushed back, and everyone is invited to join in a social dance like no other, with the professional dancers mingling, and a caller to make sure you all go roughly the same way.
There’ll be the dances you only do at weddings, long-forgotten country dances learnt at school, elegant ballroom moves from Jane Austen’s era, and those daft novelty routines we all pretend we don’t know, all accompanied by some unexpected musical choices played by live musician Sam Dunkley.
This is definitely not Strictly!
Spiltmilk Say Dance is a family-friendly night with something for everyone, dancers and non-dancers alike; an evening that all generations can enjoy together to music and moves that we all recognise and love.
Grans and granddads can strut their stuff with the little ones, Dads can dance with pride, and the teens can show what they’re made of.
You’ll find yourself waltzing home with a grin on your face having danced with someone at least twice/half your age.
This sociable show has been created especially for Live & Local, and is suitable for all aged seven and over.
The event takes place on Saturday, February 21, at the Glebe Field Centre in Crich.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There will be a licenced bar and there is ample parking on site.
Tickets are adults £10 in advance, £12 on the night. For those aged 7-16, it is £7 in advance and £8.50 on the night.
Tickets are available from David Lane on 01773 853260 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
n Three Wise Monkeys are tio perform in the Studio at Derby Theatre on Sunday, February 22.
The show starts at 2pm and is a brand new play by Mike Kenny.
Hiccup Theatre bring their exciting style to this classic Japanese proverb, juggling live music, puppetry and mischievous storytelling into a brand new version that is perfect for little ones and their grown-ups.
Mike Kenny is an acclaime and award-winning playwright.
Three Wise Monkeys will be a treat for all little monkeys and their families. Don’t miss it this weekend.
The show is ideal for those aged 3-7. Call 01332 593939.