MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
Inspiring people through dance

Celebrate International Dance Day 2015

International Dance Day is a great opportunity for MDI to join the rest of the world  in celebrating dance and  for Liverpool it  shows the rich and diverse dance culture our city has to offer, this was  represented by over 100 dancers of all ages and  a good mixture of dance styles.

International Dance Day flyer


International Dance Day (IDD) began on 29th April 1982 by the Internaional Dance Council   a UNESCO partner. For MDI IDD has been a annual event for more then 10 years. The event is produced to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance aiming to to attract new audiences who do not normally follow dance events.

Feedback from  past participants:

“What a wonderful afternoon, you even organised the weather. We really enjoyed ourselves and I thought it was a magnificently friendly event, lots of variety showing what goes on and a tremendous advertisement for MDI. Thank you so much we had a great time”  Judy Smith (|Growing Older Disgracefully)

    “Great day Sunday – really pleased with how smooth it all went. Looking forward to next years now!” Fiona Hilton. Technical  Manager

    At first I was extremly apprehensive about Sundays performace. However  on the day I felt a real community spirit amongst  all the dancers. The day was extremly well organised and I felt Maxine‘s MC  was amazing. I loved every aspect of the day and would love an opportunity to be part of another community event susch as the IDD . All in all AMAZING DAY and it also helped that the weather was great.  Well done Maxine!

    We really enjoyed the event , it was a lot of fun. All the acts were great to watch and listen to. There was all different types of dance styles and ages. It was well organised and gave information about all the groups. A lot of the dance groups seemed to be about having fun,enjoying themselves but also putting on a great show. Its given my kids confidence with moving to music and performing. 

feedback from audience

    "Absoluty fabulous."
    "I think the event was AMAZING."
    "Lovely day, family atmosphere, lovley crowd even though the match was on that day. Here‘s to light night.."


   " We enjoyed variety of dances and relax and pleasant atmosphere. We were surprised that there are so many groups of such different ages. It was lovely as we were proud to see children dancing  and how much they learned in such a short period of time."  (audience  and Steppin Fresh Parent)

   "A fantastic superbly organised event. We thouroughly enjoyed all the performances. It was a great day out with a unique mix of performers."

   "Williamson Square is not the best performance venue. Professional standard by all participants particularly the Afican Rhythms Group"

"On behalf of all of the businesses in the City Central BID we would like to thank you all for making Liverpool smile as part of the St Georges Festival“  Tracey Crosbie Event and Promotions Manager for  Liverpool Bid Company

Photos from IDD 2014 event courtesy of Dava Jonah: