Leicester’s Jubilee square came alive with a spectacular display of dancing last night, to kick start the city’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Last night’s dancing spectacle, (Wednesday, June 1), captured the energy and spirit of seven decades, beginning at 19.52 (7.52pm) and continuing through until 20.22 (8.22pm) to acknowledge the 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign.
Seven local dance groups, including Shiamak Dance, Curve Young Company and University of Leicester Ballroom Dance, performed routines to iconic music tracks from the seven decades.
Lord Mayor of Leicester Cllr Deepak Bajaj was among the hundreds of people who turned out to enjoy the incredible atmosphere, which saw huge smiles and Union Jacks aplenty.
“Dance for the Queen is our way of coming together as a community to share, celebrate and showcase the best of Leicester through dance”, he said.
“Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is a time to celebrate success and longevity and to reflect on the huge commitment the Queen has made to serving her country throughout her long reign”.
Rob Nixon, Acting Chief Constable Rob Nixon and Mike Kapur, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire was also in attendance, alongside Rosemary Conley, CBE.
The spectacle took place in Jubilee Square, which was given its name to commemorate the Queen’s 2012 visit to Leicester at the start of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
It was presented in front of a backdrop of Royal pictures from the last 70 years – including many of Her Majesty’s hugely popular visits to Leicester and Leicestershire stretching from her first in 1954 to her most recent in 2018.