Tuesday 10 March 2009

Move It, Olympia, central London

Four-day extravaganza devoted to dancing in all its variations, Move It features an exhibition, classes in everything from bellydancing to streetdancing, competitions and semi-professional performances by the cream of Britain's gyrating youth. Olympia's vast Victorian hall, with its spectacular glass and iron arched roof, is decked out in pink hoardings and buzzes with hordes of youngsters in hooded tops. If you are male and over thirty, you will be in a small minority, but most kids will love the funky music, the large group routines and the chance to perform impromptu dance moves in front of an appreciative audience. While entrance prices are quite high (kids over five pay £12 at the door and £8 in advance), there is plenty of free entertainment and dance classes are good value. 7/10