Dance marathon to help run Headway East London brain injury centre

Headway East London's annual dance marathon

Headway East London's annual dance marathon - Credit: Headway charity

A nine-hour dance marathon is getting ready to help east London’s unique brain injury recovery centre keep on its toes for another year.

The annual fundraiser for Headway East London needs dancers to rock up in their glad rags and trip the light fantastic from 3pm to midnight.

DJs are keeping the soundtrack running on April 27 with dance teachers leading each hour, moving through nine eras of dance from the 1930s to the present day—including jitterbug, jive, rock’n’roll, lindy hop, northern soul, funk, hip hop, breakdance, ceilidh and samba.

Live bands are also lined up with on-stage entertainment hosted by TV funny man Mark Dolan.

The charity, which relies on public donations to run daily therapy sessions at its Shoreditch centre in Kingsland Road, wants each dancer to raise a minimum £200 at the April 27 Saturday shindig at St John at Hackney church hall. Volunteers can sign up online at

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