Every two years, the city of London aims to pry residents off their couches to participate in a hip-shaking, toe-tapping Big Dance party at venues across the city. From school hallways and museums to public transportation stops, the designated dance stages are quirky and unpredictable. Travelers who love to dance can book a trip to the UK this July and find their favorite space in the city to bust a move and sway to the melodic rhythms playing throughout the streets.
The first Big Dance festival took place in 2006, breaking a world record by featuring a total of 752 dancers performing 44 different styles of dance simultaneously to the same song in Trafalgar Square. On May 18, participants will try to top their past Guinness World Record at the official kick-off of the seven-week countdown until the much anticipated celebration from July 7-15.
This festivity functions as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the cultural Olympiad, a city-wide event centered around inspiring creativity in all forms of art and culture.
"Dance without fear" is one of the underlying principles of this exciting and welcoming affair, and travelers planning a tour of London this July won't be able to keep still as they dance their way through the streets of England's largest city.