Free community dance event coming to Northampton as part of Diwali celebrations

Published: Friday, 14 October 2016

Northampton Borough Council is working with the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire’s School of Life to celebrate Diwali with a free dance event this half term.

'Strictly Dance Diwali' community workshops will be taking place at the Guildhall between 11am and 3pm on 24 October Attendees will able able to learn a Bhangra/Bollywood style dance routine in sessions between 11am and 1pm, and a Dandia stick dance routine in sessions between 1pm and 3pm. Both routines are perfect for getting children and adults alike in the mood for the energetic dances during the Diwali celebrations on the Market Square on Saturday 29 October.

Cabinet member for Community Engagement, Cllr Anna King said: “It has been great working with the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation and the School of Life on a range of activities for our Diwali celebrations this year.

“The free dance workshops, music and procession are not only fun half-term activities for the all of the family, but they also provide colourful and lively ways for communities to come together to celebrate the festival of light in Northampton. We encourage people to come along, take part in the activities and try some of the delicious foods on offer. ”

Anyone wanting to book a space on one of the free dance workshops can do so by getting in touch with our Communities and Partnership Team on or 01604 837795.

The Diwali celebration on the Market Square will take place between 10am and 8pm on Saturday 29 October, with the procession taking place at 6pm.