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Cultural Dance Programme

3 Aug 2021-26 Aug 2021

UPDATE: Samba workshops have now replaced Nepalese Dance, and the registration deadline has been extended.


Reside Dance C.I.C. in partnership with Reading Borough Council are delivering a free, celebratory cultural dance programme on Oxford Road as part of the town’s High Street Heritage Action Zone.

During 3rd – 26th August 2021, there will be three workshop series available that work towards a free performance at Kensington Park on Thursday 26th August, 5 – 6:30 pm 


What workshops are available?

Bhangra/ Bollywood workshops: Tuesdays, 12.30 -1.30 pm (3rd, 10th & 17th August 2021)

UPDATE: Samba Dance workshops (replace Nepalese Dance): Wednesdays, 5 - 6 pm (4th, 11th & 18th August 2021)                             

Caribbean Dance workshops, Thursdays, 5 - 6 pm (5th, 12th & 19th August 2021) 

Free performance

Performance: Thursday 26th August, 5 - 6:30 pm (all groups)       

The final performance will take the audience on a journey along the Oxford Road, visiting the buildings that are homes to people, businesses, entertainment, education, and religious groups as well as the stories that occur inside. It will explore the participants’ lived experiences of the area.


Reside dance performing at Waterfest

More information

The programme is open to all and previous dance experience is not needed however, the programme will be most suitable for 11 years - adult. People of all cultures and nationalities are welcome to join any of the workshop series. Comfortable clothes and trainers/ pumps will be recommended along with a drink/ some water.

Although Freedom Day passed on 19th July, we will continue to keep abreast of changes in Covid-19 guidelines and we will work with participants to provide an environment that they are comfortable in regarding masks, PPE, and social distancing. 

Participants can choose to attend as many workshop series as they would like but they must attend for the full, three weeks and be available for the performance date.

If you'd like to take part the registration form can be found here:

The registration form must be completed by each individual who would like to take part if 16+ years. Under 16s must have their form completed by a parent or guardian.

Due to the change from Nepalese to Samba, the deadline for registrations has been extended to Sunday 8th August at 6pm.

If you would like further information about the programme, please email

We look forward to receiving your registration form and to working with you soon!


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