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Oh I Do Like To ‘Dance’ Beside the SeaSide…

Updated: Jun 1, 2023


Introducing the 2nd of 6 Creative West End 'creative collaboration' projects for 2023:

"Oh I do like to 'Dance' beside the Seaside" brings together Chelsey Needham and Anthony Padgett creating a full Spring-Summer season of dance activities for everyone to enjoy! Creative West End is delighted to be able to support and invest in these local artists to build on their successful community dance collaborations that emerged from the Winter Avenues & Alleyways / Agora project last year.


Blog by Chelsey Needham


A seed that spread.

Last Autumn.

A collaboration.

Reclaiming our natural spaces & environment.

Reclaiming our bodies for, movement, joy, expression & connection.

The gift of dancing.



Extinction Rebellion Flag:

Staying Alive Dance Session


Meet your dance hosts:

Left Anthony from Jazz Swing Dance, Right Chelsey from Your InnerSense. May Day 2023.


May Day Dancing & Dress-Up kick started this season's 2023 dancing with all the right seaside vibes... a Mermaid Dance led by Chelsey & an Eric Morecambe Dance led by Anthony.


Come along to the West End Markets to find out more information about the weekly dance sessions available, join in the dancing and/or watch.



Why dance?

The most joyful way to keep fit and healthy.

Create connections to the entertainment seaside heritage of Morecambe’s past.

Joyful connection to other people with no words needed.

Feel connected to the natural environment, claiming the space as ours to be enjoyed.

To express and inspire others.

Participate in our own human art.

An occasion to get dressed up and be your best shiny self.

Just like the passing on of stories, dancing is passing on of actions from various cultures and origins.

In the words of Strictly Come Dancing Keep Dancing….





DANCE dATES:

Join Anthony from Jazz Swing Dance for his Vintage Picnic Saturday 10th June 2023 12-12.30pm at the Market, LA3 1BY.


Join both Chelsey, Anthony, and the other local dancers

Saturday 12th August 2pm-4pm for the grand finale local dance showcase.

ps. If you are a local dance group and have a performance to share please do get in touch. Chelsey@yourinnersense.com


DANCE dATES with Chelsey:

Join Chelsey & XR for ‘Staying Alive’ Saturdays weekly at 12midday.

(please check socials for locations in the West End)


Contact Chelsey to find out about dance classes at the Sea Studio, 3 West Street, LA3 1RB. (Over the road from the market). or simply turn up to the Weekly Mermaid/Belly dance....


Join the Weekly Mermaid/Belly Community Dance Classes 2-3pm Saturdays at the Sea Studio.


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DANCE dATES with Anthony:

Salsa - Sundays 19.30-21.30pm Gregson Centre, 33 - 35 Moor Gate, Lancaster LA1 3PY - £7.50 Swing Jive - Tuesdays 7.30-10.00pm The War Memorial Hall, Church Street, Morecambe, LA4 5PZ. - £7.50 Swing Jive - Thursday 11am-1pm The Platform, Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W, Morecambe, LA4 4DB (opposite Midland Hotel). Beginners Jive 11.00am, Practice Dancing 12-1pm. - £7.50 0790 2342448 www.jazzswingdance.co.uk










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