It's International Dance Day - a perfect time to remind you all about the exciting dance shows we've got coming up at the Hipp.
🔹 Dracula - Vortice Dance Company | Tues 17 May
Through blood, laughter, fear and love, the creators of this unforgettable contemporary ballet will show us all the faces of DRACULA and his wild transformations and deconstruct all the stereotypes that we have for this amazing character.
🔹 MoveUP Showcase | Sun 5 June
Presented by TeesDance, in partnership with Darlington Hippodrome, MOVEUP SHOWCASE invites you experience the region's best young choreographers. During this unique event, young people from across the Tees Valley will showcase their own dance creations on Darlington Hippodrome's big stage.
🔹 English Youth Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty | Fri 10 - Sat 11 June
English Youth Ballet returns to Darlington with its acclaimed production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. It promises to be a magical evening of classical ballet.
🔹 Darlington Hippodrome Youth Dance Showcase | Tues 12 July
Join us as we celebrate the work of the Darlington Hippodrome's Youth Dance groups. The young people have worked tirelessly on all manner of styles and look forward to sharing their work with you.
🔹 Rhythm of the Dance | Wed 13 July
This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.
🔹 Motionhouse: Nobody | Tues 4 Oct
Motionhouse's renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns.
🔹 Giovanni Pernice - Made in Italy | Sun 2 April 2023
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 champion and dance heart-throb GIOVANNI PERNICE invites you to join him on a journey to his homeland for his brand new 2023 production of 'Made in Italy'.
If you'd rather participate than spectate - we've got some fun classes for all ages:
🔸 Dance Fitness with Debbie 16+ | Every Tuesday at 6.15pm
A fun movement and exercise session to music aimed at raising your fitness, your heart rate and your spirits. Inspired by a variety of dance styles, Dance Fitness with Debbie is suitable for adults of all levels of fitness.
🔸 Diddy Dancers | Every Thursday at 10am
A fun movement and social class designed for little ones and parents/carers to take part in together. Little ones will learn through music, movement and dance, helping to build confidence, coordination, gross and fine motor skills, learning and developing along the way. Once you’ve moved it's stay and play meet fellow little ones and chat with other parents/carers.
🔸 Monday Movers | Every Monday 9.30am and 11.30am
A movement and dance class aimed at people aged 65+ who are living independently, although any age is welcome. The class includes some chair-based exercises and optional movement within the space.
📸 Motionhouse: Nobody