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Day of Dance returns to Chorley

A popular event is set to return to Chorley town centre at the end of April with 8 dance groups confirmed to attend Chorley’s Day of Dance.

Every spring, the Amounderness Ladies Morris dance group descends on Chorley town centre offering shoppers a day of dance and entertainment and this year they will return on Saturday 28 April.

Rebecca Huddleston, Director at Chorley Council said: “Each year The Amounderness Ladies Morris Dance group makes their way to Chorley with other dance groups and they put on a fantastic show.

“Each dance group performs different types of dance and they all come to the town centre dressed in costume for their performances which creates a great atmosphere.

“Shoppers have enjoyed the dance performances each year and we hope to see a great crowd for this year’s performances.

“Improving the town centre offer is one of the council’s priorities and the council continues to encourage performers and entertainers to perform in Chorley and entertain shoppers.”

From 10.30am to 2.30pm, the dance groups, which include Amounderness Ladies, Fylde Coast Cloggers and Stone the Crows, will take over the town centre bringing their infectious moves to Chorley’s pedestrianised streets.

Then at 3pm, each of the 8 sides will take part in a mass dance outside of the Flat Iron pub on Cleveland Street to create a magical musical atmosphere for shoppers.

Malcolm Allen, Chairman of the Chorley Traders Alliance said: “Each year we have dance groups from across the country making their way to Chorley to put on a fantastic show for Day of Dance and visitors to the town centre love the buzzing atmosphere.

“Chorley is a great place to visit and the Day of Dance event is just one of many to get involved in.”

The groups confirmed to perform on Saturday 28 April include:

* Amounderness Ladies

* Briggate Morris

* Four Hundred Roses

* Furness Clog Dancers

* Fylde Coast Cloggers

* Newburgh Morris

* Singleton Cloggers

* Stone the Crows

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