HUNDREDS of Bassetlaw children put on their dancing shoes in Retford last week.
Talented youngsters from local school performed a vareity of routines as part of Bassetlaw Council’s annual Dance Platform.
Styles included morris dancing, street, ballet and cheerdance to a packed theatre over two evenings.
The council’s arts development team have worked with local dance teachers and schools to get more children involved in dance activities and were proud to have the opportunity to showcase all the efforts and skills of local performers.
“The Dance Platform event was an excellent display of the good that the youth of the District are involved in,” said council chief executive David Hunter.
“I personally had a most entertaining evening and also the pleasure and privilege of meeting a number of the performers. They clearly all enjoyed themselves and my thanks go to all those involved and who attended this great event”.
The schools who took part were Misterton Primary, Carr Hill Primary, Sir Edmund Hillary Primary, Staples School of Dance, Retford, The Dance Space, Bawtry, North Wheatley Primary, St Swithun’s Primary School, Tuxford Primary, Retford Oaks High School, De Burnay Dance School, St Giles School, Walkeringham Primary, North Leverton Primary, Tuxford School, Hallcroft Infants Primary and Bassetlaw’s Bedazzled cheer team.
A special performance was also given by Bassetlaw’s ‘Bedazzled’ cheer team who have just gained second place at the UK Cheerleading Association national competition. They have now qualified to represent Bassetlaw at the European Championships in Slovenia in July.