Local Community puts on its Dancing Shoes

The South Edinburgh community was treated to a fun festival of dance thanks to Inch House Community Centre’s recent International Dance Festival.

The event, which was supported by the Cameron Toll Community Fund, introduced a range of different dances including flamenco, Latin, lindy hop, historical and jazz to lots of local children and adults who also watched or took part in performances by local groups and artists.

Claire Jefcoate, Centre Manager at Cameron Toll, said: “Our neighbours at Inch House Community Centre are always looking for activities for the local community to get involved with. Through our Community Fund we were delighted to support their International Dance Festival this year and it’s great to hear how much fun everyone had.”

Inch House Manager, Kevin Gibbons, explained the purpose of the 1-day dance celebration: “We try to put on a community event like this every month, but this one was definitely more ambitious. International Dance Day gave us to the chance to showcase the work of our own groups, as well as pull in some of the professionals. And the combination really seemed to work well. We’re so grateful to Cameron Toll for supporting us and making the whole thing possible.”

Nether Liberton resident, Catriona Ross, agreed: “Everybody had a fantastic time, both young and old. I particularly enjoyed the Flamenco dancing.”

Local Inch resident, Sandy Quigley added: “It’s great to see this kind of thing happening at Inch House, almost on your doorstep.”

Applications to the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre Community Fund can be made at https://www.camerontoll.co.uk/community-fund/ or by requesting a form by emailing office@camerontoll.co.uk.

For more information on Inch House and its events visit: www.inchhouse.co.uk.