Summer school aims to build on success

Young people performing at the Kings School after they participated in an initiative called DanceAction over the summer holidays.
Young people performing at the Kings School after they participated in an initiative called DanceAction over the summer holidays.
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YOUNG dancers helped a summer school blossom as it was held in a garden.

DanceAction held their summer event over a week at King’s School, in Tynemouth, for local youngsters to learn dance moves and make new friends.

The ‘Head’s Garden’ event at the school brought to an end the week, with the venue helping set the scene for an unusual site-performance.

DanceAction’s director Julia Murray thought up the event to give young people more opportunity to learn dance.

Julia said: “The garden seemed like a fitting place for new beginnings.

“Although we were established in 2000, this is the first time we have run a summer school in North Tyneside. And we will be creating so many more dance opportunities for young dances.

“They’ve thoroughly enjoyed the week, trying classes in a range of styles that were sometimes new to them, with fantastic teachers from around the region.

“The dancers created the choreography piece in the afternoons using the garden as inspiration and family and friends came to see the results of their hard work.”

Dancer, Jess Bamigbade, 16, said: “This was a great chance to make new friends with the same interest and experience something new.

“All of us had a huge beaming smile on our faces at the end, it really did feel like a huge achievement.”

Classes will now be held on a weekly bases with plans for A-Level dance lessons.

For more information, email enquiries@danceaction.co.uk