DANCING

Obviously, dancing is a universal activity, and many of the events covered in some of the other sections feature dance as an integral part of that specific festivity. There are also any number of fun-loving people out there who are more than happy to start leaping about flamboyantly at the slightest encouragement (particularly when drink is involved). These aren’t featured in this category.

This section instead focuses on events in which the act of dancing or participating in particular dance styles is the primary reason for the gathering. In most of the selected images audience participation is an integral part of the experience – a testament to just how much Londoners have embraced dance in all its variations as a means of joyous self-expression, and that’s not just down to ‘Strictly’. [Although there are a few events here in which enthusiastic amateurs ‘joining in’ might not be fully appreciated by the performers.]