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Get Scotland Dancing full programme announced

More than 250 organisations are coming together to provide thousands of opportunities for people to take part in and enjoy a huge range of dance activities throughout Scotland and across the world in 2014.

Programme highlights include:

  • Large Scale Public Ceilidhs - 24 hour Commonwealth Ceilidh
  • Free Taster Dance Classes
  • Dance-Along Movies
  • Mass Dance Opportunity – The Big Dance Pledge
  • Experience Dance In Unusual Locations – Dance Trails
  • First ever Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival
  • World Premiere performance – The Four Seasons
  • Scotland's first international inclusive dance festival - Gathered Together

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Shona Robison, Minister for Sport and Commonwealth Games, said: “In 2014, we want to Get Scotland Dancing and keep Scotland dancing. Encouraging individuals and communities to become more active is a key part of our Legacy from Glasgow 2014. Dance is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds nationwide to do just that in a fun and sociable way."

"I am delighted to be at today’s launch of the full Get Scotland Dancing programme, which is a key strand of the ever-growing Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Thanks to the packed and varied programme, people might try dance for the very first time or reignite a once-loved hobby. Through activities like the Commonwealth Ceilidh and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival, global connections will be formed while also boosting Scotland’s reputation as a vibrant, culturally rich and diverse nation.”

The Get Scotland Dancing campaign, to inspire more people to get active and participate in dance is supported through National Lottery funding, and activity in 2014 announced today is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Get Scotland Dancing is being presented in collaboration with six regional Dance Hubs - Citymoves, Dance Base, Dance House Glasgow, Dundee Dance Partnership, Eden Court, macrobert - and other partner organisations including Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Big Dance, Indepen-dance, The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and Scottish Ballet.