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Big Dance Pledge

This year's Pledge has been a huge success with over 68,000 participants from 25 nations dancing together on May 16 2014. Many groups have fed back to say that it was the best Pledge dance ever and we are delighted that so many people of all ages found the dance to be fun and uplifting. The inspiration for the choreography was taken from the idea that people instinctively enjoy rhythms and clap and snap when they are celebrating and feeling happy. We also wanted to share a taste of what that means here in Scotland with the rest of the world. 
- Catherine Cassidy, Director of Education

The special 5th edition was created by Scottish Ballet with fun and celebration at its heart, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme of the XX Commonwealth Games. Watch the video below to see the routine in motion:

The Big Dance Pledge has been an annual part of Big Dance since 2009, delivered by the Greater London Authority and nationally by Foundation for Community Dance with a network of hub organisations across the UK. 

Take a look at our Big Dance Pledge gallery to see photos of participants from across the world!

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