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English Folk Dance and Song Society

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with the English Folk Dance and Song Society on inclusion of England's traditional folk dances as an option within the dance programme to be promoted by the recently-appointed Dance Tsar; and if he will make a statement. (291287)

I have been asked to reply.

We have recently announced the establishment of the Dance Champions Group as set out in Physical Activity Plan, “Be active, be healthy” published earlier in the year. We are also planning to launch the group in the autumn.

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is represented by the Central Council for Physical and Recreational on the Dance Champions Group.