Celebrate borough dance this weekend

Release Date: 05 March 2018

The 2018 annual and explosive RichDance festival is back this weekend, packed with prodigious talent and choreography.

Never failing to entertain, RichDance is back and bigger than ever before with this year’s programme filled with young talent, dance companies, movers, shakers and dance tips and tricks from those who know best.

Now in its 16th year and celebrating dance in all its forms and will include performances from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, English National Ballet Youth Company, The Place, Thrive Youth Dance Company, B40 Youth Dance Company, Marble Hill Dance Studio plus a whole host of dance groups and local schools.

The event will take place at the Hammond Theatre, Hampton School, on Friday 9 March and Saturday 10 March.

Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Culture, said:

“This year’s festival promises to be our biggest and best yet with a great mix of local performers and some respected names from around London.

“We know from the number of dance and talent shows on TV at the moment how popular dance is, and the festival is a great opportunity to find out about the opportunities that are available.

“Each year the RichDance festival grows in size and popularity which speaks highly of the quality of performances and the talent on show.

“It is always an enjoyable weekend with a wide variety of performances and dance styles that the whole family can enjoy. As tickets are limited I urge residents who are interested in attending to purchase them as soon as possible.”

Tickets for RichDance cost £9 for adults and £5 concessions. To book tickets visit the Hammond Theatre website. 

For further enquiries call 020 8783 4418 or follow @RichDanceFest on Twitter for the latest updates.

Notes for editors

RichDance is part of the borough’s Music and Drama Festival which is being showcased throughout March across the borough. The festival is an annual celebration of the vibrant performing arts culture which thrives throughout the social fabric of the borough.

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159. 

Reference: P127/18

Updated: 16 March 2018