Luton Slide 2010

Luton-wide Electric Slide

The ‘Luton-wide Electric Slide’ is the finale to a day of free dance celebrating Big Dance East. We aim to get as many diverse groups as possible to join a dance.

Fans of line dancing are urged to dig out their dancing shoes and get involved with the Luton-wide Electric Slide on Saturday, July 3.

The easy to learn American line dance will be the finale to a day of free dance celebrations to mark the national event Big Dance in St George’s Square, Luton.

The Electric Slide was born out of a familiar four wall line dance sequence in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender or age of the individuals, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.

It was first created in America in 1976 by a soul artist.

By the 90s, the Electric Slide became famously linked to the R-n-B song, Electric Boogie and became a household favourite for weddings, parties and gatherings.

It is suitable for all ages as it is not a strenuous dance and can be adopted to a person’s capabilities.

This event is part of the Reidy Youth Foundation Ability Project and is being led by two dynamic local dance crews – the Unseen Shadows from Luton and Urbanisum from Dunstable.

The Big Dance in St George’s Square starts at midday.

Other highlights include Ash Mukherjee leading the Michael Jackson Challenge at 1pm and Zoonation dancing on stage at 2.30pm.

Unseen Shadows and Urbanisumwill lead the dance to the main electric slide record Electric Boogie, with a second round to the Candy tune.

St George’s Square will also host a salsa workshop at 11am and a ballroom dance workshop and display at 11.30am.

At the Hat Factory in Bute Street, a Bollywood session will be held at 11.15am, Ballroom at 1.30pm, Street at 10.30am and Hip-Hop at 12.15pm.

Workshops cost just 2 each.

Book now by calling 01582 878100. Visit for more details.