Music & dance
Get ready to strut your stuff
ance shoes at the ready … what better place to start than the home of ballroom in Blackpool . Couples twirl round a vast dancefloor, be it in the final of a dance competition, or enjoying an afternoon tea dance. Much inspiration from graceful movement can also be found in the excellent Sadlers Wells programme of events.
For something different, tap your feet along to the particularly English custom of Morris Dancing . Sticks and handkerchiefs are brandished to folk music as celebrations take place in the streets.
If instead, you want to strut your stuff to big name bands, head to one of the arenas in England’s big cities. Manchester’s MEN is a good bet. For a slice of Beatles-mania, visit The Cavern Club in Liverpool. Or go classical in one of the finest concert halls in the world, the Symphony Hall in Birmingham .