Last year we held our first Danceathon to raise money for the mental health charity, MIND, and it was so successful that we’re repeating it in 2018 on 20 January. This year, all funds raised will be in support of a local organisation which helps people with disabilities – Share Community, in Wandsworth.
About Danceathon – get involved
Not only is Danceathon a fantastic way to raise money for a great cause, but it’s a fun way to get rid of some of those unwanted pounds after Christmas! Spend the morning dancing away to some great tunes, under the expert instruction of our team of choreographers. All dancers will receive a PLOS goody bag.
- Time: 10am, Saturday 20 December
- Location: Putney Methodist Church, Gwendoline Avenue, SW15
Entrance is £10 in advance, or £12 on the door, but all dancers must be registered in advance. (See below for registration information).
There is also an optional 1 hour yoga session at the end of the Danceathon led by Della Bhujoo which will be an additional £8 charge which can be paid on the day.
FAQs and Registration
What is the PLOS Danceathon?
The PLOS Danceathon is a fundraising dance event, on Saturday 20th January 2018 from 10am-3pm at Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, London, SW15 6SN. Lots of PLOS members and non-members will be getting sponsored to dance non-stop for over three hours to raise money for Share Community and help change lives.
Who can take part?
You must be 16 years or over to take part in the Danceathon event. If you are under 18 years old you have to be entered by a parent, legal guardian or adult with legal consent. Those under 18 years old must be chaperoned for the duration of the day by a parent, legal guardian or adult with legal consent who can watch for free or pay to enter if they wish. Please note you will not be able to pay to participate on the day.
How much does it cost?
Entry to the Danceathon event is £10 per person if paid in advance. (£12 on the door on the day.) The entry fee only goes towards covering the costs of staging the event, therefore we ask all participants to get sponsored and raise money on JustGiving Page for Share Community. We’re asking all dancers to raise as much as they can- the more money we all raise, the more people we can help!
How do I register for the event?
If you want to take part in the Danceathon event you need to register:
- Send an email to PLOS : firstname.lastname@example.org confirming you will be taking part and that you are over 18 years old
- Pay a £10 registration fee to PLOS, using the bank details below:
- Sort code: 56-00-27
- Account no: 83541691
- Use ‘Danceathon’ as your payment reference
Is there a deadline for signing up?
The deadline for signing up is Friday 19th January 2018. However, the sooner you sign up the more money you can raise and the more people will know about your event! Places at the event are allocated on a first come first basis and we expect them to sell out fast!
Do I need to be an experienced dancer to take part?
Not at all – we will have instructors who you can follow along with, regardless of your own ability. Please do take particular care though if this level of exercise is something you are not used to, and seek medical advice from your GP if you have any doubts about your ability to take part in the Danceathon.
Do I have to complete the whole Danceathon?
It would be fantastic if you did, as the longer you dance for the more money you can potentially raise. But go at your own pace and listen to your body if you aren’t used to this level of exercise. There will be scheduled short breaks every hour for you to catch your breath and you can take extra breaks whenever you want!
About Share Community
Share works with disabled people who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. Share provides training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. Founded in 1972, Share is based in the London Borough of Wandsworth, but works across London, supporting residents from Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.
How you can help
Please visit our Just Giving page and donate online.