The Fat Dance Sessions

The Fat Dance Sessions are an opportunity for people in larger bodies to dance together in Newcastle upon Tyne. In the specialist studios at Dance City in the city centre, fat dancer and choreographer Gillie Kleiman will lead a series of sessions of creative, exploratory movement for fat people, for us to reclaim our dancing for ourselves, get to know each other, and simply have fun moving.

The sessions are open to anyone who experiences themselves as fat. Other words that are often used are plus-sized, or living in larger bodies. If you're interested but not sure how to think about fatness, this might be a helpful resource, but it's only a starting point.

Fat people are routinely and systemically the objects of discrimination. As such, it's really important that we keep ourselves safe, so we won't be sharing publicly the exact dates and times of the sessions. They will be taking place throughout autumn 2023 on Friday evenings. If you'd like to come, please email Gillie:

Illustrations by Benji Spence.


Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice, and by Dance City.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England