MORE than 50 dance groups and clubs from across Caerphilly county borough joined together at Blackwood Miners’ Institute for a dance showcase.

to celebrate dance.

The annual festival saw dances performed by individuals and groups over three evenings from July 14-16. Local dance group Ty Dawns Coed Duon, Blackwood Miners’ Institute and Caerphilly council’s arts development team joined together to put on the community showcase. Lauren Campbell, from Ty Dawns Coed Duon and the lead co-ordinator of the showcase, said: “It has been a fantastic to see so many groups from the borough bring so many different styles of dance to our festival this year.”

“Many people young and old have come together through dance and have met and inspired others around them. This is a fantastic annual event each year for our community to come together.”

It was the second dance event hosted by Blackwood Miners’ Institute in two weeks after Caerphilly School’s Got to Dance finals the week before.

Ty Dawns Coed Duon hold classes at the Institute and will be launching a new series of contemporary dance classes at the Institute from September for ages four to 11. Contact Lauren on 07584655583.