Move IT – dance exhibition 7-9 March London


MOVE IT 2008 is the UK’s biggest dance exhibition, featuring all the latest styles, dance stars and celebrity teachers. The event will take place at London’s Olympia from 7 – 9 March offering an unrivalled dance shopping arcade, performances and over 160 dance classes! Please find a press release attached or check out for more details about the event.

Whether you are a seasoned dance fan or an absolute beginner trying dance for the first time, MOVE IT will introduce you to the hottest trends in dance for 2008. There will be performances from celebrity dancers including BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke who partnered GMTV’s Kate Garraway and Camilla Dallerup who partnered Blue Peter’s Gethin Jones. There will also performances from English National Ballet, Salsa, Jive and Ballroom champion dancers and urban dance legends Flawless, Impact Dance and Boy Blue.

MOVE IT will also host dance classes with celebrity teachers including Kylie Minogue’s Dance Captain Tim Noble, Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hardy and TV’s American Idol and X Factor tour choreographer Gary Lloyd. Many celebrity dancers and teachers are available for interview in the run up to the event, simple call the number below for more details.

Visitors can see and try a huge range of dance styles including Salsa, Samba, Ballet, Bollywood, Tango, Cheerleading, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Krumping, Jive, Swing, African, Bhangra, Flamenco…and many more. They can also catch 100 live performances, sample the latest dance fitness trends, visit the all new METRO Urban Dance Space and buy the latest dance shoes, dancewear and dance accessories.

Tickets can be booked at Book in advance and save £4! Ticket Prices: Adults £10, Children 5 -15 £7.50

UK government offers obese free dance classes

London: The UK Government’s Department of Health is to offer dancing lessons in a bid to cut obesity levels.

Adults will be prescribed lessons in the waltz and tango, while teenagers will be tutored in the latest street dance. Also on the exercise list will be trampolining and country walks.

The authorities are hoping that increased exercise levels will cut the UK’s obesity problem – the worst in Europe with a quarter of adults classed as obese.

British children spend almost nine and a half hours a week in front of a TV or playing computer games – and less than an hour a day exercising.

If the trend continues it is thought a third of adults and a fifth of children will be obese by

The Government says will try to motivate the obese by paying for them to take part in a range of activities.