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Step Ahead dancers wow crowds despite the bank holiday wash-out

01 Oct 2013


Saturday’s Poynton Show has been hailed a ‘success’ by organisers – despite the

The event failed to escape the incessant rain of recent weeks, but that did not
stop thousands of punters from pouring through the gates and for Step Ahead
dancers did not prevent them from putting on a dazzling show.

Natalie Bates, Principal of the school, which is based at The Hockley Centre
said: “I can tell you it was very, very busy; a hectic pace all day. Even though it
absolutely chucked it down, it didn’t put people off.
“We performed dances from well known artists such as Alexandra Burke and
Black Eyed Peas and our street dance group lightened the mood with routines
inspired by the likes of Diversity from Britain’s Got talent.
“It was our first year performing at the show and we were worried the rain
would put people off but they were all there in their wellies ready to have a good
time. The crowd certainly spurred us on and our dancers thoroughly enjoyed
entertaining the local community.”
The school, which opened at The Hockley Centre in June last year, used the
event to engage with residents in Poynton and those who want to pursue their
love of dance.
“You’re never too old to dance and we constantly encourage anyone wishing to
take it up as a hobby to come and talk to us. Our ladies tap group has members
as old as 70 whilst our baby class is perfect for introducing children to basic
rhythm and movement,” commented Natalie.
“We’re already looking forward to next year’s show and can’t wait to show case
the talent we have at the school.”

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