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Derby Dancing

As part of their 20 year celebrations, Déda teamed up with volunteers and local artists for a community heritage project celebrating the story of dance in Derby since the 1950s.

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Celebrating the story of dance in Derby since the 1950s through Derby Dancing, culminated in an exhibition at Déda running from 15 September to 22 December 2018.  

Derby Dancing has been made possible thanks to a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Mapping Dance in Derby

Dance happens here and now, it always has dance is in Derby's DNA.

Check out this dynamic map of the places that people have danced in Derby since the 1950s. The map is based on and includes the wonderful memories of the people of Derby. 

Explore locations by touching the shoe icons on the map and see venues spring up on the map: derbydance.surge.sh


As part of Derby Dancing's celebration of the city's Northern Soul scene, photographer Doug Smith displayed an exhibition of images taken at a Northern Soul all-dayer at Cleopatra's Derby.

View KEEPING THE FAITH - Cleopatra’s Derby, a film by Doug Smith of interviews of people featured in the exhibition entitled One Day in November 1974 at  https://vimeo.com/290940979


Follow what happened in the project on Twitter @DerbyDancing #Derbydancing


Derby Dancing is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund