World dance comes to town

CROWDS were treated to exotic varieties of dance at an event staged in Ipswich.

CROWDS were treated to exotic varieties of dance at an event staged in Ipswich.

Egyptian belly dancers, Zimbabwean Folk and Cuban Salsa were just some of the dances on offer on Saturday at a special Ip-Art event.

Entitled Big Dance Goes East and organised by DanceEast, the event provided more than six hours of dance at Ipswich's Corn Exchange.

Lucy Heggarty, DanceEast academy manager said: “It was a great success. We had trade stands and stalls from dance organisations and dance schools as well as hundreds of people coming along to find out more about dance.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere and the event carried on into the evening so people got the chance to explore about dance.

“We had every style of dance including, hip hop, freestyle, ballet, Latin American, ballroom, and contemporary. It gave people the chance to try dance in a welcoming environment.

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“It was really a chance for people to do something they hadn't done before and it was great to see people from all ages and all walks of life taking part.”

The event was part of the Ip-art festival which is bringing a number of events to town over the next few weeks.

Did you take part in the Big Dance Goes East event? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to

DANCE in Ipswich is heading for an exciting time as the new headquarters on the Waterfront is taking shape.

The Dance House, to be run by DanceEast, is an important element of The Mill development, on the site of the former Cranfield's mill.

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