Hundreds join the Big Dance in Bridlington

Children take part in the Big Dance in the Spa Gardens.
Children take part in the Big Dance in the Spa Gardens.

HUNDREDS of people have descended on Bridlington to get involved in a dance event of epic proportions that has helped put the town on the map.

Community dance groups from across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire have gathered outside the Spa Bridlington and on South Beach to join in with the Big Dance - the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance.

The dancers put on a morning performance in Pembroke Gardens, opposite the Spa Bridlington while the afternoon saw the East Riding Youth Dance Community Company perform a mass dance on the beach with everyone invited to join in.

Bridlington’s Big Dance, which also featured performances by pupils from Bay Primary School, was part of a series of events taking place up and down the country.

“The idea is to get everybody involved in dance because it’s a difficult thing to get people into,” said youth dance project worker Michelle McCoy.

Michelle told the Free Press that an estimated 1,400 people got involved in Bridlington’s event, which included the 200 people dancing as well as all their supporters and spectators, and she was really pleased with how it went.

And footage from the event will now go into the London Olympiad archive, something which Michelle said would only help to boost Bridlington’s national profile.

“It puts Bridlington on the map, it’s good publicity,” Michelle added.