Dancers to take over streets of Sheffield

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Dancers will take over the streets of Sheffield later this month for a special music event.

Organisers of the Chance to Dance event, which had its main summer show cancelled in July due to torrential rain, is back with a smaller-scale event this month.

The dance event will take place on Saturday, September 20, on The Moor, between noon and 4pm.

Organiser Liz Searle said this month’s event will be one of several taking place ahead of next year’s main summer show, which will involve hundreds of performers of all ages taking over several spaces around the city centre.

She said: “Chance to Dance is a unique free festival of dance and is well loved by the community. We have received enormous support from city centre venues, and the dance groups, which is very encouraging.

“Between now and next summer’s main event Chance to Dance 2015, we will be holding more free events for everyone to enjoy, which will focus on certain areas of Sheffield city centre.”

The show on September 20 will feature performances from a number of local dance groups covering a range of styles, with taster sessions being held for members of the public to try out their skills.

Organisers had to call off the planned summer event on July 19 for the first time in its 20-year history due to health and safety fears following persistent bad weather.

It had been due to take place over five hours in different locations across the city centre.