Dancing on the beach

Cornish dance companies Dance Republic2 and Cscape Dance Company have got together to create a rather exciting and unusual event which will be taking place at Watergate Bay during the weekend of Polo on the Beach, 5/6 July. We are looking for dance enthusiasts, young people, families, professionals and keen amateurs to create something rather special.

If you would like to be involved please email [email protected] and let us know which date you would like to attend, or if you know anyone who would be interested please share this message and the workshop dates.

You will need to be able to make the performance on Saturday 5th July in the afternoon, at Watergate Bay. Community dance workshops will be based in Summercourt, Wadebridge, Falmouth and Truro and they are FREE to attend.

Sunday 8th June – Falmouth, 1pm-4.30pm
Suitable for young people, 11 years + with experience of dance.
Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Tremough Campus, Penryn
Gather in main entrance/ cafe space on arrival.

Saturday 14th June – Truro, 1pm-4.30pm
Aimed at more advanced dance leaders, teachers, community dance leaders. Those who might be able to take on lead roles within the overall choreography leading groups of young performers. This will be huge fun session. All those attending will need to confirm they can be at the performance event on 5th July.
Truro High School, Performance Space, Falmouth Road Truro TR1 2HU

Saturday 21st June – Summercourt Memorial Hall , 1pm-4pm
Family orientated workshop, open to wider community, families and individuals, an opportunity for parents to dance with their children.
Summercourt Memorial Hall, Treskerby, School Road, Summercourt TR8 5DL.

Sunday 22nd June Falmouth, 1pm-4.30
Whole group rehearsal with young people, adults and advanced dancers- as many as can make it.
Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Tremough Campus, Penryn
Gather in main entrance/ cafe space on arrival.

Thursday 19th June and Thursday 3rd July Wadebridge, 4-6.30pm
Open community workshops with young people and adults. This workshop is built around the regular “Brilliant Dance” workshops and open to all who would like to join in- and will be jointly led by Sarah Waller and Gemma Kempthorne.
Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge, next to town library.

Choose the workshop you would like to attend and email please email [email protected]


The dance we are creating is inspired by the 1920’s and 30’s; an era when the game of Polo reached the height it’s of popularity. Performed to an eclectic soundtrack of electro swing the choreography will blend the Charleston and Swing with Contemporary dance with a bit of vintage beach culture to create a unique performance.

We can’t give the game away completely as it will simply ruin the surprise of this pop up event, but we guarantee participating will be a huge amount of fun.