Tuesday, 15 January 2013

MOVE IT Win Tickets - 2013 UK's Biggest Dance Event

MOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event is back. Join 20,000 dancers for three days at the UK’s biggest festival dedicated to dance of all styles and levels. Taking place 8-10 March at London’s Olympia, soak up MOVE IT’s electric atmosphere with 100 live performances, 220 dance classes in any genre you can think of, dance competitions and fascinating interviews from dancing idols and celebrities from the dance world. MOVE IT is your once-a-year opportunity to create your ultimate dance experience and is perfect for beginners, professionals and students, or just simply for an inspiring day out for those who love dance. 

Move It have kindly offered Given To Distracting Others Readers a chance to have a fabulous day out. See below. MOVE IT 2013 includes: Catch up at ‘The Dance Register’ Interview Sofa Discover useful insights and expert knowledge with interviews on the latest dance topics. 


DARCEY BUSSELL– Strictly Come Dancing judge and Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell will be on the sofa answering questions and talking about her work with the Royal Academy of Dance at this year’s MOVE IT. Darcey has over 20 years experience in the dance world from training at Royal Ballet School to performing some of the most iconic roles in ballet. Darcey has since discovered a passion for ballroom and is now a judge on the hugely successful and much loved Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC. Also dropping by the sofa will be Tommy Franzen, Aletta Collins, Jonzi D and Mark Baldwin of Rambert Dance Company with Inside Dance TV and Dance UK tackles dancers’ health with English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo. MOVE IT Main Stage: The destination for live dance Be blown away by dance stars and fresh new talent from all over the UK. Including:

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Internationally acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor brings his company of ten extraordinary dancers for the first time to MOVE IT. With music from Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator Jon Hopkins, his rapid, hard-hitting, highly articulated movement breaks boundaries and defies characterization. Part of Contemporary Focus at MOVE IT 2013.

A CHORUS LINE – Almost 35 years since it last appeared in the West End, critically acclaimed and multi-award winning musical A Chorus Line is heading its way back to the UK stage and the stars of the show will be performing at MOVE IT. See them live on the Main Stage and then learn their dance routine in one of our 220 different dance classes. Also performing will be Twist and Pulse, Olivier Award winning Boy Blue Entertainment, English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer, Birdgang Dance Company and Sky’s Got to Dance finalists Boadicea.

MATT FLINT - After last year’s toe-tapping MOVE IT debut, So You Think You Can Dance winner Matt Flint is back for 2013, this time as the exciting new host of the MOVE IT Main Stage. With a passion for dance that started at the age of 12, Matt's career has seen him go on to choreograph in Film, TV and Theatre including shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Let's Dance for Comic Relief. Matt is fast becoming one of the most wanted choreographers in the UK, and he's all yours at this year’s MOVE IT. Learn some new moves with over 220 dance classes Open to all, there are 220 dance classes in a huge range of dance styles and levels. Plus dedicated sessions for beginners, adults and teachers. Learn from top teachers including:

SEAN CHEESMAN –Choreographer to the stars Sean will be at MOVE IT offering his expertise. Sean has worked with the world's top entertainers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, TLC, Prince, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, and Britney Spears. Winning two MTV Music Awards for his choreography. As well as these incredible credits, Sean has worked extensively in television with judging roles on So You Think You Can Dance and Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life. Sean will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and unique insights into the profession at this year’s MOVE IT.
TWIST AND PULSE – Twist and Pulse will perform and teach holding their unique style – Streetomedy©, combining street dance and comedy. Other classes at MOVE IT include Lindy Hop, Salsa, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Tap, Commercial and more. Plus, try a routine inspired by West End shows like The Bodyguard and Matilda, perfect technique with Classical Ballet or learn the foundations of Locking, Voguing or Waacking. Have some fun with a sing-along class or channel your inner Rihanna with the swag and rhythms of Afro-dancehall. MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO AT MOVE IT 2013 MAOAM FREESTYLE STAGE – Catch the latest spins, freezes, flips, shimmies and crazy dance moves on the MAOAM Freestyle Stage. A showcase of raw talent and jaw dropping moves. Just turn up, plug in and wow the crowds! FAMILY FUN – A fun day out for the whole family, MOVE IT has something for all age groups, whether you have a budding ballerina, hip hop star or disco diva. Every member of the family can enjoy the entertainment, masterclasses and find out everything you need to know about dance no matter if it’s just where your local class is or where you can audition for a degree in dance or the performing arts. CAREER CLINIC – Want a career in dance, but don’t know where to start? MOVE IT is the one stop shop to find out everything you need to know about the dance industry and community. With panels of experts, workshops and every major performing arts university/colleges under one roof, it is the best place to go to help put your dance career on track. SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP – Visitors can catch a glimpse of the latest trends and fashions in dance by heading to the fantastic fashion show. Shoppers will then be able to head to the wide range of stands at the show to pick up the hottest items in dance. So why not join the dance movement? With 20,000 dancers over 3 incredible days, MOVE IT is the show for professionals, teachers, students and dance enthusiasts. To purchase tickets, book classes or for more information, 

www.moveitdance.co.uk Address: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX Dates: 8th to 10th March, 2013 Opening Hours: Fri 8th: 10am-7pm / Sat 09th: 10am-7pm / Sun 10th: 10am-5pm Tickets: ONE DAY PASS - Adults – £14 Advanced £17 on the door; Child (5-15 yrs) - £10.75 Advanced £13 on the door, Under 5s – FREE Group discounts, Family tickets and VIP tickets also available. Book tickets: www.moveitdance.co.uk Photo Credits: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance – Photo Credit: Ravi Deepres. Darcey Bussell – Photo Credit: Charlotte MacMillan.

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  1. Ooh that's a tough one! I think... I would have to say I'd love to see Twist & Pulse first!

  2. My daughter would want to see Twish & Pulse and then get involved in any chance to dance she could. This would be her idea of heaven.

  3. Love their dance classes. Always amazing.

  4. DARCEY BUSSELL would be first point of call as me and the kids love her @kikicomp

  5. I would love to listen to Darcey Bussell on the sofa - it would be so interesting to listen to her talking about her work

  6. i would love all of it,the stalls,dance classes..everything.and i really wanna c kav man on stage x x x x

  7. My daughter gets very excited about dancing and would love this! She loved Twist & Pulse on BGT so would love to see them!

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  8. Me & my daughter would love it all!