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2014 DATE SET!!


This festival can only run with continuous support. If you can help us with fundraising – we would love to hear from you and we can help with promotion. 

Also remember you can become a member of Chance To Dance for FREE. Please email for details.



Huge THANK YOU to Nisha Lall, of Aim to Dance, for a generous contribution of £300 to CHANCE TO DANCE. Nisha produced ‘THE BEAT 2012’ , a fantastic celebration of dance , performed last month at the Library Theatre – and all profits have been donated to help towards getting Chance to Dance 2013 off the ground. Maybe food for thought for how other groups could support us?. Thanks again Nisha.

30th June 2012  –  and, once more, people were dancing in the streets, all over Sheffield City Centre.   A great turn out, people smiling in the sun, and through the rain.

Mass Salsa

Here are a few comments from yesterday:

“A few of us from sheffieldslings came along and danced with our babies on our backs – we all loved it, thank you!!”

“Wasn’t it wonderful when folk applauded and came up to us and thanked us for keeping going (editors note: through the rain!!) ? It made it all worth while! We’ll never forget the event!”

“Fab dancing, fab audiences, fab organisers, fab day “

Fantastic Turnout for our SGM

Last Saturday (28th Jan) representatives from 15 different dance groups turned up at Sheffield City Hall for our inaugural General Meeting.

Having heard an update on how far we have got with applying for funding and raising sponsorship, some great ideas for support and further development were discussed.

Everyone agreed what a life affirming, brilliant event Chance to Dance is, and we were all united in our determination to be dancing on the streets on 30th June!

Here we are celebrating on the City Hall steps (and thanks to City Hall for free use of their lovely meeting room.)

Finding the money!

Profile raising

Last Friday  Mark Gamsu and Bill Newby were interviewed by Paulette Edwards – on her afternoon show on Radio Sheffield  – Paulette has always been a big fan of Chance To Dance – and now ‘likes’ our Facebook page.  She also said that she would come along on the day and dance.  


Our sponsorship guru Amy, is busy populating a list of potential Sheffield business who we hope will want to take this fantastic opportunity to support the event, and raise their profile into the bargain.  We are planning a Sponsors’ Breakfast event in the New Year.


Maire McCarthy has been busy working with our friends at Activity Sheffield to put together funding bids to local and national organisations and charities.  Fingers crossed!

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING – date for your diary
We would like to invite all dancers to a Special General Meeting – which will provide you with an opportunity to work with us to ensure that Chance to Dance returns in June.   Save the date:

SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 11am-noon  at Sheffield City Hall.

If you wish to attend – reply on our facebook page