An exploration of parade choreography with Ruth Jones

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Date: 27 February 2017

Location: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester, M2 5NS

Tutor: Ruth Jones

Price: Free

This event has SOLD OUT. However, you can still join our waiting list as some places will most likely become free. 

Discover Ruth’s personal career journey from more conventional contemporary dance, into the world of outdoors and choreography on the streets.

Ruth’s parade work to date includes choreography for Manchester Day since inception (including lead choreographer and mentor for our ELEVATE programme in 2016 and creator of the Mass Eureka Moment); choreographer for LGBT Pride Parade 2016; choreographer for Sma Shot Parade, Paisley, Glasgow in 2015 and 2016; choreographer for We Are The City Parade, Anfield, Liverpool with Willi Dorner, MDI/a Big Dance commission 2014.

Mainly practical and physical (please wear clothing you can comfortably move and perhaps sweat in!), her workshop will look at how to create movement phrases/motifs that can travel/parade and simultaneously express an idea or concept. Sign up to find out top tips on mass choreography, including imaginative use of formation, levels and much, much more.

The masterclass is designed for Manchester Day artists, placements, community group leaders and key participants, interested in using movement to animate their parade sections. This year's Manchester Day takes place on Sunday 18 June 2017.

The masterclass will be held at Friends Meeting House in the centre of Manchester. There is no parking at the venue.

The masterclass is free, book now to ensure you have a place. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.Please sign up below or contact us on if you have any queries. 


ELEVATE gives artists and community leaders the opportunity to gain inspiration and skills from internationally renowned musicians, designers and participatory artists.

The workshops are supported by Arts Council England and aim to support regional artists to create world-class art in the public realm. ELEVATE’s masterclass series is a partnership project by Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank's Learning programme.

ELEVATE supports artists and community groups participating in Manchester Day. One of the largest community outdoor arts events in the North West, bringing colour, dance, music and spectacle to the streets of Manchester in a celebration of all things Mancunian. Now in its 8th year, the next Manchester Day will take place on the 18 June 2017.


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