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Dance Westminster is back!

Now in its fourth year, our fun, free, annual pan-disability dance competition, designed to encourage disabled people to be more active through dance.

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Dance Westminster is supported by Step Change Studios, an award-winning, pioneering dance company committed to making dance accessible for everyone.

Open to disabled people aged 10 and over who live, study or work in the borough, Dance Westminster gives people the opportunity to attend a free dance workshop where they can experience an inclusive, engaging dance class and learn a dance routine.

Participants will then take part in an audition where they can perform the routine they have learned in the workshop or freestyle and dance whatever they like. Ten finalists will be selected to take part in a grand final on October 17th at The Porchester Hall where they will compete with a professional dance partner for the 2023 Dance Westminster Title & People’s Champion Award chosen by the audience.

Every finalist will receive 1:1 dance coaching from a professional partner and they will perform together at the finals where a judging panel and the audience will decide the Dance Westminster 2023 Champion.

From Ballroom to Bollywood dance, Dance Westminster is a pan-disability event for all abilities and no previous dance experience is required. Carers are welcome to participate with people they support and our team of dance staff and volunteers will support everyone to dance, whether seated or standing.

If you have any questions, please contact active@westminster.gov.uk

The Grand Final

Tuesday 17 October

If you would like to join us at this year’s Dance Westminster Grand Celebration Final on 17th October at The Porchester Hall, you can reserve your seats by clicking on the button below.

Tickets are free and as always we want to create a fun inclusive atmosphere that celebrates the amazing efforts of our 10 finalists when we crown this year’s Dance Westminster Champion and People’s Choice Champion!

This is how it works:

  1. FIRST STEP: attend one of the free Dance Workshop or upload a video
  2. SECOND STEP: take part in an audition, finalists will be selected from the three workshop and one finalist from the online video entries
  3. THIRD STEP: the grand final where every finalist will perform and the Dance Westminster 2023 champion will be crowned.

This year there are three workshops to choose from:

18th September

11am – 2pm

Paddington Recreation Ground W9 1PF

This session is for young people & adults 18+

CLOSED

20th September

10am – 12pm

College Park School W2 4PH

This session is for disabled cildren and young people ages 10-19

CLOSED

28th September

10.30am – 12.30pm

Beachcroft House W9 2EL

This session is for older disabled people over the age of 50

STILL OPEN

**Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of each workshop.

Online Video Entries

For people that cannot attend an in-person workshop and would like to audition, we are also accepting video entries.

Just send a 30-60 second clip of you dancing to your favourite song and submit it online by clicking the button below. If you have trouble registering for a workshop or uploading your video, please contact active@westminster.gov.uk

CLOSED

Westminster City Council is committed to providing an active city for all

This is Westminster’s annual inclusive dance event that will not only enable people to dance, but it will also provide opportunities for people to find out more about the different inclusive activities and sport in the community.

We want everyone to get behind the Dance Westminster participants and finalists, so if you know someone that loves dance or would like to have a go, please encourage them to apply. The Heats and Finals are open to the public to come along, so enjoy the dancing and support our stars.

You can follow Dance Westminster through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Previous editions

Dance Westminster 2022 Edition – Photos

Photos credit: John Trigg