Got ants in your pants? Can’t stop your feet tapping and bum wiggling? Hull Dance have got a whole lot of something that might have your name written all over it.

This Saturday – October 19 – will see St. Philip’s Church in Bilton Grange hosting a Day of Dance – and there’s nothing more to it than exactly that; a whole beautiful free day of dancing goodness.

It starts at 11am with a workshop by the Leeds-based Blood Memory Dance, a company producing moving, inclusive dance and music performance. Using a fusion of hip hop and contemporary dance with live music, they’ll be kicking things off with loads of energy to get the day warmed up.

Hull-based professional dancers Jo Ashbridge and Tamar Draper will be performing their duets Unseen Beings throughout the day, a highly visual work that looks at various aspects of human behavior and co-existence through dance, movement, physical theatre, costume and sound. You’ll also get the chance to practise your choreography alongside dancer, choreographer and actor Emily as she creates a dance right before your eyes.

The day whole day culminates with a performance of Counting Planes, the new dance piece by Blood Memory Dance.

And the best thing about it? Apart from the fact you’ll be able to collaborate with some amazing contemporary dancers working in different forms, there’s absolutely no pressure – you can pop in, pop out, join in, have a cuppa, share your thoughts or sit and watch. Whatever you do, Hull Dance just want you to come in and enjoy yourself – and who knows, you might even end up having a dance or two…

The day is free, runs from 11am to 3.30pm and is part of a project by Hull Dance funded by our good selves.

Hull Dance

Hull Dance is the leading voice for contemporary dance in Hull, providing incredible chances for people to make dance, watch dance and talk dance. You can find them at, or follow them @HullDance on Facebook.