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Derby Dancing

Get involved in Déda's community heritage project celebrating the story of dance in Derby since the 1950s.

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As part of Déda’s 20 year anniversary celebrations, we are celebrating the story of dance in Derby since the 1950s through Derby Dancing, a community heritage project that will culminate 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.

Find out more about how to get involved in Derby Dancing below.

200 Days of Dance

Entries now open for photography call out!

Tell us your dance story!

Share your experiences, memories and photos of dancing in Derby

Volunteer Opportunities

find out more about volunteering with Derby Dancing


Follow the project on Twitter @DerbyDancing #Derbydancing

Contact marketing@deda.uk.com for more information about the project and how to get involved.



Help us find the girl at the centre of Doug Smith's Exhibition.

As part of Derby Dancing, photographer Doug Smith will present 'One Day in November 1974', a glimpe of a Northern Soul all-dayer at Derby night club Cleo's. We are seeking out the characters in the photos to find out what it was like to be a part of the famous dance and music movement, but are still searching for the girl in the white dress at the centre of the images.

If you know who this person is please email Doug or contact Déda on 01332 374667.


Derby Dancing is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund