added: 2 Mar 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Headway East London's Dance Marathon is back in town on Saturday 27th April. As an annual fundraiser for brain injury charity Headway East London, the Dance Marathon registration is now open and needs you!
With some of the finest DJs providing the soundtrack, Headway East London's Dance Marathon will move through the eras from 1930s ' present day, for a mix of jitterbugging, lindy hopping, clock rocking and electronic; step up folks, it's your time to shine! With a mixture of Charleston shimmies, nineties booty wiggles, gravity defying swing and mind boggling boogie, The Dance Marathon is the only event of its kind in the UK. Entries are now open to be part of the next big dance craze to sweep the capital and raise some valuable cash for a thoroughly worthwhile charity.
Hackney based Headway East London supports people affected by brain injury across 14 London boroughs. It is London's only inner city centre offering a variety of services five days a week including family and carer support, a younger person's network, outreach, volunteering programme, occupational programme, advocacy and key therapies.
The Dance Marathon is the key fundraising event in Headway East London's yearly calendar and they really go to town on it! Gone are the days of the US Dance Marathons of 1920s & 30s that lasted for days, even weeks at a time, with the record standing at 5,148 hours and 28.5 minutes! This side of pond we like to take things a little less seriously and with a little more glitter and florescent lycra.
On top of the perfect soundtrack and energy inducing dance instructors, there will be live bands, interactive entertainment, games, cabaret, stalls, dance troupes and competitions throughout the day to create a carnival feeling and keep all the participants toes tapping and hips shacking all day long!
To sign up, pop along to www.londondancemarathon.org.uk raise a minimum of £200, then rock up in your glad rags and best dancin' shoes on Saturday 27th April at the beautiful St John at Hackney Church Hall and have the time of your life!
Doors: 14:00 ' 22:00
Sign-up Fee: £10 ' minimum sponsorship of £200
Suggested on the door donation (for non participants): £20
Timings & Hosts:
15:00: 1930s Charleston from Swing Patrol
16:00: 1940s Electro Swing
17:00 1950s Rock n Roll/Jive
18:00: 1960s Golden Age of Bollywood
19:00: 1970s Funk & Northern Soul
20:00: 1980s Michael Jackson vs Madonna
21:00: 1990s Hip Hop /Breakdance
22:00: 2000s Ceilidh vs Samba
Date: Sat 27 April 2013
Venue: St John at Hackney Church Hall, Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0PD