Brighton Dome plays host to Dance World Cup 2013

A record-breaking 3,000 competitors from over 24 countries head to the city

The best young movers and shakers head to Brighton & Hove for The Dance World Cup 2013 from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 July. It is the first time a mainland UK destination has been chosen to host the event which is designed to bring young performers from around the globe together through the language of dance.

The global dance competition sees entrants aged from 3-25 years compete in an array of dance genres including ballet, national, modern, jazz, show dance, tap, song and dance, street and hip hop. Each year over 18,000 dancers take part in a series of heats in their own countries to qualify for a place in the final competition which is seen as the pièce de résistance for the best children and youth dancers in the world.

UK Dance World Cup organiser, Jo Arnett, says: “Brighton is the perfect place for the competition’s first foray to the UK. The city’s vibrancy and diversity is in-keeping with the ethos of the competition and I’m sure the young people will enjoy exploring the great assortment of entertainment and activities on offer during their visit.”

An opening ceremony led by Brighton & Hove mayor, will see competitors, with their national flags and mascots dressed in national costume, gathered on the lawn of the Royal Pavilion on Monday 1 July at 3.45pm. A gala performance to showcase the competition winners will take place at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 6 July 2013.

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