Let's Go, TOKYO! (Mass Dance)

 Let's Go, TOKYO!

DNA's mass dance programme is re-launched for 2021. 

Let’s Go Tokyo! is a dynamic programme for you and your young dancers to build confidence, increase health, gain knowledge and skills in dance and movement. With the chance to be part of a summer celebration event, this programme brings an easy-to-teach dance programme into schools and community groups. 

Available in Essex, Barking & Dagenham and beyond as an online programme. Join us to celebrate achievements at the 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Essex Programme Details

Launch meeting event: Tuesday 2 March 15:30 - 17:00 (Online)

Head teacher and interested teachers/artists meeting, come and find out more

about getting involved.

Essex teacher training session: Tuesday 27th April 2021 09.30 - 15.00 (online)

Allowing 12 weeks to teach and learn the choreography in time for the mass performance.

Essex performance date: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Either in person at Great Notley Country Park 13.00 – 19.00 OR shared virtually
(TBC subject to government guidance)


For more information, call Lyann on 07443 780020 or email lyann@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk 

Barking and Dagenham (B&D) Programme Details

B&D refresher training session: Tuesday 26 January 2020 15:30 - 17:00 (Online)

Allowing 2 terms to teach and learn the choreography in time for the mass performance.


B&D Mass Rehearsal: (subject to change)

Monday 17 May 2021 at the Jim Peter Stadium 09.30 - 13.30

B&D performance date: (Date TBC)

W/C 7 June 2021 at Jim Peters Stadium 8.00 – 10.00am in person or digitally

What is Let's Go, Tokyo! and why be involved?

  • Arts Council funded mass dance programme aiming for 1000 dancers performing together.

  • Building confidence, health & fitness with a sense of fun, this project offers all ages and abilities a creative dance experience not usually available in school or community settings. 

  • Choreographed step-by-step dance piece offering teachers, artists and dancers the opportunity to develop skills and build confidence in the delivery of dance and performance.

  • Have access to online resources to support your teaching and curriculum activities, developing children’s curiosity and interest.

  • Gain support and experience from DNA and other dance professionals in the education sector

  • Opportunity to perform en-masse during our events in Summer 2021

  • Proudly represent your dance group whilst wearing colours of the Olympic rings.

  • For an additional cultural journey, why not sign your dancers up for Arts Awards so they achieve an award while doing something they are enjoying - https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2300

  • Bring smiles and happiness to your school or community group, make memories that last a lifetime.

For more information, call Lyann on 07443 780020 or email lyann@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk 

How do I get involved?

  • Contact Lyann on 07443 780020 or email Lyann@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk for more information.

  • Click on the buttons to book

  • Package includes training, online tutorials and music MP4 or CD the mass performance festival and support throughout your journey.

  • Essex based school or group - Cost of the full programme is £350.00.

  • B&D based school or community group - Cost of the full programme has been fully funded with great generosity from London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

  • Additional costs include 

    • Travel & Transport to rehearsal and performance venues (as applicable)

    • T-shirts - All dancers will be required to wear a Let's Go, Tokyo! specific T-shirt. Cost approximately £8-10 each.

The Dance Network Association is proud to be working with Essex based Co-Creators Sam Blayney and Lucy Blaheva, as well as partners at Essex Music Education Hub (Peter Lovell) University Centre Colchester (Phil Toms) who created a soundtrack specifically for the programme, dancers from Year 2 Level 3 Dance BTEC at Colchester Institute and finally Digital Media and Film degree students supported by Julien Mery.


Let's Go, TOKYO! is generously funded by Arts Council England, The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Active Essex; Essex County Council. The Re-launch event was made possible with funding from Essex 2020, Essex County Council. 


“Amazing company, amazing idea, amazing you. Thanks for everything you have done. My kids have loved being part of this and will be pros at the next event. Can’t wait for the next one!” Anastacia (St Peters B&D)

See below past versions of the programme to see what could be in store for Let's, Go, TOKYO! 

00:00 / 09:51

World Cup Fever Tutorials

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00:00 / 08:40
00:00 / 09:51

The Great War Centenary Tutorials

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00:00 / 06:57

Bard to Bollywood Tutorials

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Dance Rio Tutorials

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