Spring Dance Festival Extravaganza

July 6, 2024 to June 6, 2024
Noon - 5.15pm

Free

Dancin’ Oxford is delighted to announce the line-up for its Summer Dance Festival 2024, during July 2024.  Our Summer Dance Festival Extravaganza is on 6 July and will be held at Leiden Square (just outside John Lewis) in Westgate Oxford.

Here’s what to expect on the day!

Master of Ceremonies 12.05-12.10pm
MCDC company 12.11-12.36pm
TPD Young Artists 12.37-12.44pm
Linden Dance 12.45-1.10pm
Zumba Fiesta 1.10-1.55pm
Nomad Crew 1.55-2.05pm
Vanhulle Dance Theatre 2.06-2.36pm
Ariel Dempsey 2.37-2.42pm
Messy Jam 2.43-2.50pm
Afrofusion 2.50-3.10pm
TPD Young Artists 3.11-3.15pm
MCDC company 3.16-3.41pm
Step 2 Dance 3.42-3.52pm
Linden Dance 3.53-4.18pm
Nomad Crew 4.19-4.29pm
Vanhulle Dance Theatre 4.30-5.00pm
Ariel Dempsey 5.01-5.06pm
Messy Jam 5.07-5.14pm
Master of Ceremonies Closes the Event 5.14-5.15pm

Here’s a little bit more about the performers in our Summer Dance Festival.

  • Ariel Dempsey is a cyr wheel artist and a Christian who uses her cyr wheel artistry as a devotional practice. Ariel is also a medical doctor and is doing her PhD.  Her aim is to become a palliative care physician and an academic theologian.
  • Capability Circus is a part of AfreakA Aerials’ creative theatre and aerial school, dedicated to making aerial circus accessible to everyone. We believe in the power of taking to the air, regardless of ability – proving that the sky is not the limit!
  • Linden Dance is based in the West Midlands. Linden Dance champions diverse perspectives, backgrounds and creative voices. Directors Sara Macqueen and Christopher Radford draw on their different cultural identities to inform their work.  Linden Dance will perform a duet, UNBOXED; a physically emotive, athletic, and explosive dance work drawing on Afro-fusion and Contemporary dance.
  • MCDC Dance Company is an international dance company collaborating worldwide with a collective of driven, creative, like-minded artists from different backgrounds. MDCD’s mission is to challenge creativity; explore diversity of urban and contemporary styles and broaden audience experience within dance.
  • Messy Jam Dance School – Messy Jam is community based dance school that was formed in Barton, in September 2006 with just six dancers. Since then, the school has grown enormously in size, talent and enthusiasm.
  • Nomad Crew is a community of dancers, who share a passion for breaking and street dance. It celebrates diversity, supporting people of all backgrounds and demonstrates dancers at various levels.
  • Step 2 Dance – is an Oxfordshire based dance school offering a large range of classes specialising in street dance. Ste 2 Dance caters for dancers of all ages and abilities.
  • TPD Young Artists – TPD Young Artists is the youth company of Thomas Page Dances, a contemporary dance company based in Oxford. TPD works with three main strands; ‘Creation and Performance’, ‘Youth and Community Education’, and ‘Professional Engagement and Exchange.’
  • Vanhulle Dance Theatre is based in the Fenlands, UK. Led by Co-Directors Laura Vanhulle and Oliver Robert Russell, the company creates highly physical and athletic performances. Vanhulle Dance Theatre will perform its show OLIVE BRANCH – a dynamic, feel-good, funny, and family friendly dance duet that intertwines contemporary dance with martial arts. OLIVE BRANCH is a story of rediscovering the wonder and beauty of nature.
  • Zumba Fiesta with George Martini and other Zumba teachers. George Martini is one of Oxford’s most popular Zumba teachers, and teaches regular classes across Oxfordshire. Classes can be found on ZUMBA.COM

Leiden Square (just outside John Lewis), Westgate Oxford