On Wednesday 6th July, the Big Dance Bus, sponsored by Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT), came to the Covent Garden Piazza! The day was an outstanding success, with a packed dance floor from lunchtime until early evening. A wide range of professional and amateur groups performed a number of different styles from hip hop to classical and everything in between!
The Big Dance Bus’s own professional dance company hosted dance workshops throughout the day and invited the audience to participate in activities including hula hooping, Bollywood, Lindy Hop and wheelchair dance.
The Jubilee Hall Trust managers performed their own version of ‘dancing through the decades’ and there was also a moving ballet tribute to Simone Welds, a Jubilee Hall personal trainer for over 20 years, before she died of cancer in May.
JHT Chief Executive, Phil Rumbelow, said:
‘ This is the third time we have hosted the Bus in Covent Garden and every time it gets better and better! To see so many people, young and old, taking part is absolutely fantastic, as dance is a great way to keep fit whilst having fun. If you missed it this time, we will be co-hosting the Bus again on Sunday 17th July on Hampstead Heath at the Give It A Go Festival, so come along and join in!’
Emma Abbey, the producer of the Big Dance Bus added:
‘What an incredible day! It was a total pleasure to work with the Jubilee Hall Trust team, who were so friendly, welcoming and supportive. I’ll have a smile on my face all day today remembering yesterday – what an honour!!’