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Locals get a preview of new Rambert community dance programme

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Local children and adults have enjoyed a summer preview of the new community dance programme to be launched by Rambert when it moves into its new South Bank headquarters

Locals get a preview of new Rambert community dance programme
One of the summer taster classes at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in Stamford Street

This month's taster sessions will pave the way for a fuller programme planned for the autumn.

Local social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders provided Rambert with a prime site on the South Bank for its new headquarters in return for a commitment to run a significant community dance programme and a rent of one pair of ballet shoes a year.

"Dance is the fastest growing art form in this country and now second only to football in terms of popularity amongst young people" said Iain Tuckett, Coin Street's group director.

"It is fun and helps people of all ages stay healthier and feel good. We are delighted to bring this exceptional dance programme to our community."

Rambert's head of learning and participation Joce Giles added: "We're really excited to be working in partnership with Coin Street and are looking forward to developing our extensive, long-term community programme when we move into our new purpose built studios.

"We hope that the taster sessions will encourage local residents to come along and have a go and be inspired to continue dancing with Rambert in the future."

Charges for the community classes will start from £3 a session for local residents. Email [email protected] to register your interest.

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