SilentArena in the Scoop

SilentArena in the Scoop - Drew McOnie, from So You Think You Can Dance, opened the free silent disco, along with Youth Dance England's very own Roz Lynch, who also featured in the hit show! The Scoop is a popular outdoor sunke...

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SilentArena in the Scoop

Drew McOnie, from So You Think You Can Dance, opened the free silent disco, along with Youth Dance England's very own Roz Lynch, who also featured in the hit show! The Scoop is a popular outdoor sunken amphitheatre situated by the river at More London next to City Hall, SE1. Photos courtesy of Youth Dance England. Photographer: Brian Slater

Youth Dance England (YDE), the national organisation that champions and promotes dance for all children and young people, will be turning Valentine's Day into I Love to Dance Day with a huge, free silent disco led by BBC's So You Think You Can Dance star, Drew McOnie.

The silent disco will come to life as hundreds of young people and special guests from the dance world don wireless headphones and dance the hours away to the sound of music played by two guest DJs from silent disco specialists, SilentArena. The event is part of Youth Dance England's I Love to Dance campaign, which aims to increase participation in dance activity by encouraging young people from across the country to set up their own event or activity on, or close to, Valentine's Day.

Drew McOnie, who made it into the final eight in the BBC's search for Britain's favourite dancer, is involved in I Love to Dance because: "To me, dance is the purest form of self expression. It can push you into any spectrum of emotions and bring you back happily fulfilled. Dance is like a very articulate silent conversation that can cover any topic. That's why I love it!"