!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4f8b45fdb65c580001000104.jpg!Headway East London’s Dance Marathon is back in London on Saturday, April 28th. Registration is now open for the annual fundraiser for the brain injury charity at York Hall in Bethnal Green.
The Dance Marathon will see DJs moving through the eras from 1940s to present day for a mix of jitter bugging, lindy hopping, clock rocking and perhaps a few robots. Swing Patrol, Rock A Billy Rebels vs Lady Luck, Funk Soul Brothers, Carwash, Club De Fromage, U:Funk, Dare from the Glitterbanditz and The Final Countdown with The Fun Fed will all be a part of the day into night party which kicks off at 2pm and runs until 10pm. Each decade will get a whole hour with support from energy-inducing dance instructors while live bands, interactive entertainment, games, cabaret, stalls, dance troupes and competitions run alongside.
Hackney based Headway East London supports brain injury survivors, their families and carers across 15 London boroughs. It is London’s only inner city centre offering a variety of services five days a week including family and carer support, a younger person’s network, outreach, volunteering programme, occupational programme, advocacy and key therapies. The Dance Marathon is one of the key fundraising events in Headway East London’s yearly calendar and they really go to town on it. Gone are the days of the Dance Marathons of 1920s & 30s in the US that lasted for days, even weeks at a time, with the record standing at 5,148 hours and 28.5 minutes. This side of pond we like to take things a little less seriously and with a little more glitter and florescent lycra.
For more information and to register go to www.londondancemarathon.org.uk/register-now.