Capital of Dance | The world's first fringe festival dedicated to dance and movement

Capital of Dance

Join us as we launch the pilot event of Capital of Dance in the UK’s most popular seaside resort, Blackpool.

The world’s first fringe festival dedicated to dance and movement.

Enjoy live shows, street performances, workshops and social dance, from ballroom elegance to contemporary groove! 

Applications and expressions of interest are now open for Capital of Dance 2025

 

Supported By

The pilot Capital of Dance is supported by:

Funding provided by UK Government and the Powered by Levelling Up programme 

Development and seed funding from the Blackpool Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)

The event is in partnership with an unrivalled collection of associate Blackpool venues from large theatres and ballrooms to the smallest independent.

 

Capital of Dance is Funded by UK Government
Capital of Dance is Powered by Levelling Up
Capital of Dance is funded by Blackpool Tourism Business Improvement District

What’s On 2024

PERFORMANCES

WORKSHOPS

SOCIAL DANCES

Capital of Dance

Capital Of Dance

Get Involved

DANCE SHOWS

Calling all artists and producers we welcome dance shows, physical theatre productions, musicals and contemporary circuses.

DANCING IN THE STREETS

A showcase for emerging dance talent that includes shorter extracts of work. We welcome dance schools, community groups and companies with short performances.

WORKSHOPS

Choreographers and dance companies can offer workshops and taster sessions aimed at dance professionals, students or complete beginners.

SOCIAL DANCE

We are looking to provide social dances throughout the resort. If you want to organise a Latin night , disco, northern soul night or masked ball apply here   

VENUES

Register your venue and space as an official Capital of Dance venue. We are particularly encouraging independent and unusual spaces.

INDUSTRY & MEDIA

Register to see shows as an industry insider or media. Discover the next big show or talent.

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