More than 300 children from schools across Northampton will be taking part in this year’s Junior Strictly Northampton...but it’s the teachers who have been first in the spotlight.
Staff from 21 schools took to the dance floor last night at Step By Step Dance School to learn the steps that they will go on to teach the children.
Each child will learn a ballroom and a Latin dance before appearing on stage at Royal & Derngate on Saturday, November 23, ahead of the adult event later in the evening.
Founder of Step By Step Dance School, Andrzej Mialkowski, said it was great to see the children learn to dance and to discover its many benefits.
“Dancing is a fantastic way for children to exercise and it can be as competitive and beneficial as other sports.
“The number of schools signed up to take part this year is incredible and it is destined to be yet another packed house at the Derngate theatre,” he added.
Junior Strictly Northampton is sponsored by The University of Northampton.
Delia Heneghan, director of advancement and international relations, said: “The University of Northampton is proud to be supporting this year’s Junior Strictly Northampton as it is a great way for children to become more active, develop their co-ordination and have fun learning something new.
“This event may well ignite a passion for dancing so the children taking part this year may become our dancers of the future.”
Tickets for the show are available from Royal & Derngate box office on 01604 624811 or visit www. royalandderngate.co.uk