Over 250 performers aged from three to 60 took to the stage at The Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School, in a charity concert in aid of the Friends of the Margaret Coates Centre and Duchenne UK.
Children and adults from Little Dancers teamed up with children from Oldfield Park Infant and Junior Schools, Moorlands Federation and Roundhill Primary, alongside local amateur performers from Bath Light Operatic Group to raise £3,500, while also creating many wonderful memories for both the performers and the audience.
“There was a mixed variety of performances in the show,” explained Alison Pritchard of Little Dancers. “We had our adult ladies tapping away to 42nd Street, and perfecting their high kicks in the can can. The children from Roundhill, Oldfield and Moorlands school, showed us how to be cool with their modern street dance numbers. Members of Bath Light Operatic Group performed beautiful songs from Wicked and Trolls. And the younger members of Little Dancers were able to demonstrated their ballet moves.
“However, it was the pre-schoolers, some just three years old, who stole the show, performing their moves to the very talented Matt Finch playing Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. I was so proud of everyone involved in the show, as for many this was there first time on a professional stage and I was delighted that I could give them this opportunity, while raising money for charity.”
The money raised from the show is being donated to two charities, the first of which is The Friends of the Margate Coates centre, which caters for primary aged children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other associated disorders. Early this year Little Dancers had the privilege of working with the school and seeing how movement and dance can really help the children.
The second charity is Duchenne UK, which funds and accelerates treatments and cures for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. “Seeing the direct effect that this charity has had for my friend and her son Joe, makes it even more special,” added Alison
Little Dancers offers dance classes for children and adults in the Bath area. For more information visit www.littledancersbath.co.uk