Gotta dance!

Dirty dancing theatre signI've been quite the culture vulture this month with no less than three trips to the theatre. Admittedly the level of culture has diminished as the month's worn on. It started with the Cuban National Ballet and culminated in a trip to see Dirty Dancing (or Dirty Acting as it should be renamed) by way of Noel Coward's Private Lives.  Anyway, if you know your petit jete from your hitch kick or you just luv(vy) the theatre darling, then here are some fabulous ways for you to, you guessed it, volunteer your enthusiasm.

T-Mobile Big Dance takes place from 3-11 July 2010. The aim is to encourage people to 'get into dance, increase fitness levels and generate a legacy of dance for all'. Throughout the 9 days, events will take place throughout London in parks, galleries and museums - showcasing the diversity of dance styles. Volunteers are needed to help with photography, filming and event organisation.

The Torch Theatre in Pembrokeshire needs Front of House and Marketing Volunteers and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre in Taunton, Somerset have voluntary roles in their technical department and  Box Office, amongst others.

Aged 18-24? The Lowry in Manchester are specifically looking for volunteers in this age group. Application packs are available throughout May and June and the deadline for applications is 1st July 2010.

The perfomance mecca that is The Fringe festival is also recruiting volunteers. You could find yourself assisting with the  Fringe Opening and Closing evening parties or leading  a 3-person front-of-house team as a House Manager or Usher. Plus, you get 2 free tickets and an exclusive volunteers' party for your trouble.

And , er, here's one if you're a feminist and you like getting naked. Trilogy, an award winning hit show from the Edinburgh Festival 2009,  is coming to the Bristol Old Vic as part of Mayfest 2010. It's a 'celebratory venture into modern-day feminism' and women of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes are wanted for a naked dance piece! Performances take place on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 May 2010. Mayfest 2010 will feature more than 40 arrtists and companies and runs at venues across Bristol between 7 - 22 May 2010.