Dancing for the Gamesis a three year programme of activity aimed at encouraging mass participation in dance and dance related activity across the West Midlands.
Part of the regions plans for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, this exciting programme provides the opportunity to bring West Midlands communities together, from all backgrounds and neighbourhoods, to celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by getting local people moving. The challenge for this programme is to encourage more people to take up dance and dance related activity so that it becomes part of their lives, resulting in them feeling fit and well in both mind and body and having fun.
Dancing for the Games has commissioned a broad and diverse range of dance and dance related activity across the region, and we are asking organisations or collectives of individuals with strong links to their community to use their creative ideas and energy to develop innovative approaches to extending opportunities to more people.
During the People Dancing launch events we asked people attending to think about the issues they would like the programme to address in their region and the legacy they would like it to leave behind.
Dancing for the Games is funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.