World Dance Gala heads to Tyneside as part of Billingham Folklore Festival

Some 130 dancers from companies from around the globe will showcase their skills at Dance City on Sunday

Audiences can enjoy dance from across the globe this Sunday as the World Dance Gala comes to Dance City.

The Gala, part of the forthcoming Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance, will include a series of workshops allowing aspiring dancers to experience new movements and techniques.

Then, in the evening, over 130 dancers and musicians will perform a variety of dancing styles from around the world including Mexico, Chile, South Korea and Russia.

Members of Jung Yoo Yeong Dance Company flew into the region from South Korea early to take part in the showcase event and gave visitors a sneak preview.

Anthony Baker, artistic director and joint CEO of Dance City said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Billingham Festival to Dance City once again.

“It’s always an amazing performance and fantastic spectacle which never fails to delight audiences.

“With 150 dancers from across the world, stunning costumes, fantastic skill and agility and such a wide variety of dance styles - this really is an unmissable show and anyone who comes along is guaranteed to come out smiling.”

To book tickets for this Sunday’s World Dance Gala visit or call the box office on 0191 261 0505.

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