Throughout the festival weekend there will be historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides, punch and judy, stalls and children’s activities along the Ipswich Waterfront. A stage of live music performances, fire performers and a firework display finale on the Sunday night will complete the action. DanceEast has a packed programme of activity, including:
Saturday 19 August
10 – 11am / Morning Yoga workshop with Katharine Lawrence
10.30am – 4pm / Craft fair in the Jerwood DanceHouse
12 – 5pm / Catch us in the Courtyard
Join us for an afternoon of workshops and performances from top companies and inspirational teachers including:
- Hula Hoop Fun with Hoop La La
- Break Dance demonstration and taster with Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas
- Tots Dance Workshops with Anna Rowe
- Ballroom and Latin Dance Performances with Ipswich School of Dance
- Egyptian Belly Dance with Henrietta Lewis
- Let’s Make A Dance Workshop with Casson and Friends
All day / Along the waterfront look out for:
- The Dance WE Made with Casson and Friends
- Canape Art with Levantes Dance Theatre
The Ipswich Maritime Festival is the town’s way of celebrating its maritime history, and how this has shaped the development of the town following the recapture of Ipswich from the Vikings 1,100 years ago.
All activities on Saturday are free to take part in, but as a as a registered charity and with £1 for £1 Catalyst:Evolve match funding any donations given over the weekend can help make a big difference in helping us to provide great dance for everyone in our community.
Sunday 20 August
You can also join DanceEast at this year’s Ipswich Maritime Festival, and boogie your Sunday morning away. A special Baby Loves to Boogie disco will be taking place at the Jerwood DanceHouse as part of the weekend celebrations on Sunday 20 August, championing the town’s maritime history with a special Viking theme.
Get your arts & crafts hats and dancing shoes on for a fun-filled morning at the DanceHouse. Tots and their families can enjoy a disco at a baby-friendly volume, as well as lots of arts & crafts activities taking place in the building for all the family to get involved. Booking in advance is encouraged but spontaneous arrivals are welcome too. Although capacity is limited, once we reach 200 participants including all adults & children we are unable to accommodate any further bookings, so we do encourage advance booking!
Event details and Box Office information for the disco
DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW
Box Office: 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK
Date: Sunday 20 August | 10.00am – 12.00pm
Ticket prices: £4 adult, £3 child, £12 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children; or 1 adult, 3 children)