Ballroom to Boogaloo: An evening of social dance

28/03/2023, 7.30pm


Chapel Steet



Déda is a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work. The stunning building, located on Chapel Street, houses three professionally equipped dance studios,…
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Explore an exhibition of Derby’s social dance history, and be a part of it!

This is an Opportunity to take part in a social dance class led by a professional salsa tutor, and to peak into Derby’s rich history of social dance, no partner needed & free refreshments provided.
This event is part of the FORMAT23 Biennale festival programme

QUAD and Déda are working in collaboration as part of this year’s FORMAT International Photography Festival, happening from 17th March- 9th April. As one of the festival venues, Deda is hosting a nostalgic exhibition that captures the experience of Derby ballroom and nightclub culture in the 1960’s, inspired by Roger Smith’s book ‘We Danced In Derby’. 

FORMAT23 features exhibitions in key Derby cultural organisations such as QUAD, Déda, Artcore and the Museum of Making, alongside revitalising repurposed buildings and public places, celebrating work by a worldwide community of artists. 

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