A small but enthusiastic group of Dundonians got footloose and fancy free as part of the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 last night.
A new routine has been created by dance company Shaper/Caper for Saturday’s event at Slessor Gardens.
The dance, to the official Dundee 2023 soundtrack Over Bridges, has been inspired by some of Dundee’s favourite landmarks and comic book characters.
Dance steps include the Law Hill, Sails of The Discovery, Waves of the Tay, Telescope from the Mills Observatory, Football Header, Dolphin, as well as moves inspired by the comical poses of Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie and Dennis the Menace.
Some youngsters attended a rehearsal at Craigowl Primary School to learn the three minute routine last night ahead of the dance in Slessor Gardens on Saturday.
Anna Day, Bid Manager for Dundee 2023 said: “This is a brilliant initiative from the dance community in Dundee.
“We are thrilled they have stepped forward with this fantastic idea, which is something everyone can participate in.
“We will be filming the dance event and hope to show it as part of our official bid presentation to the judges at the end of the month. We would encourage as many people to get dancing and show their support for Dundee 2023.”
Thomas Small of Shaper/Caper said: “We hope people will rise to the challenge and learn some of the moves online, them come along to meet us and practice with the professionals at Slessor Gardens on October 7.
“It will be fun, energetic and a great opportunity to show that Dundee loves dancing.”
He added: “Dundee’s dance halls were an important part of the community through to the 60s.
“We want to bring that spirit back.”
Saturday’s event will run from 2 to 4pm.
Anyone who was unable to make last night’s rehearsal but wants to practice their dance moves can visit an online tutorial.