April 29, 2018 marks the date again - Lower Saxony’s state capital Hannover takes the World Dance Day as a reason to celebrate a big dance festival once again. Move Your Town offers shows, hands-on activities and workshops at the new town hall (Neues Rathaus), on a big stage at the main train station and at the KinderTheaterHaus in the south city (Südstadt). More than 50 different dance groups - and schools followed Move Your Town’s call to show their skills. Hannover’s dance scene is diverse, colorful and international!

Mayor Stefan Schostok will open the big dance festival on stage in the central hall of the new town hall at 11 o’clock am. After that there will be numerous dance shows including Butoh, Bellydance, Bollywood, Oriental Dance, Salsa, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance Theatre and Wheelchair Dance.

Throughout the day there will be workshops in the Mosaik- and Gobelinsaal. Except for the Butoh workshops, no registration or prior knowledge is needed to take part in the classes.

Head of Cultural Affairs Harald Härke will open the well-established stage at the main train station with a welcoming speech at 1 o’clock pm. A colorful mix of shows can be enjoyed until the evening. Enthusiastic amateurs, ambitious hobby groups as well as professional dancers will take the stage. Collective dancing and making music will complete the day at around 7 o’clock pm.

Children’s and teens performances can be seen at the KinderTheaterHaus starting at 1 o’clock pm. The 2vs2 Mixstyle Battle has almost become a tradition at Move your Town. 

There will be a wide range of workshop programs in selected district centres from April 23 to April 28. The participants are welcome to try new dance styles or they can deepen their existing previous knowledge. Many different dance - and ballet schools open their doors the week before and invite to tryout.

The State Opera allows a visit to a rehearsal of Marilyn (Choreography by Jörg Mannes) to a limited number of viewers on April 27. The premiere will take place on May 5. Appointments are requested.

The big Move your Town finale will take place at the dance school Salsa del Alma. All the participants, supporters and dance enthusiasts will turn the school into a vibrant and seething dance centre.

The dance party starts at 7 o’clock pm.

The entry to the shows and workshops is mostly free of charge. The registration procedure and attendance fees for the individual workshops can be found at the navigation point „program".