Dancing for the Games got the people of the West Midlands dancing to celebrate London 2012. From experts to complete beginners, Dancing for the Games gave everyone the chance to try something different, have fun and pick up new skills along the way!
Almost 30 organisations led a wide range of dance projects around the region in the run up to the Games, from World of Dance in Stoke-on-Trent to Moving Earth in Birmingham and the Black Country. You can find out more about what all of our projects got up to in the pink toolbar on the right-hand side of this page.
Dancing for the Games was just one of the programmes that took place in the West Midlands because of London 2012. Visit www.wmfor2012.com to find out more about what happened.
Thank you to our funders…
Dancing for the Games was funded by the Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England and Advantage West Midlands.
Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity whose mission is to support a wide range of innovative cultural and sporting activities which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and which will leave a lasting legacy in communities throughout the United Kingdom. Legacy Trust UK is funded by a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (£29m), Department for Culture Media and Sport (£6m) and Arts Council England (£5m).
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone. Through hosting and supporting Dancing for the Games, Arts Council England is helping the programme to reach new audiences and participants, opening up new opportunities for artists and driving forward new partnerships and collaborations in the creative sector.
Advantage West Midlands is the Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands, created in 1999 to lead the economic development of the region. AWM’s investment in Dancing for the Games aims to enable the programme to deliver a series of high profile and unique events, attracting national and international visitors to the region, delivering economic benefits and improving the profile, image and perceptions of the region at a national and international level.