Dancers put on a show for charity

MORE than 100 dance students will be putting their best feet forward to display their talents in a charity show at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe later this month that will raise funds for the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal and the Turners Syndrome Support Society.

The Rebecca Varley Dance Academy’s show this year has a festive feel.

The Christmas Collection will showcase the talents of the 100-plus students in a variety of styles, from tap, street, musical theatre and contemporary numbers to a shortened version of the classical ballet The Nutcracker.

Teachers and students have given up their time during the past few months for extra rehearsals. The school has also had the technical support of Martyn Tuttiett of North Devon Youth Work Network, of which the school is a member, and the help of a small army of mums, who have rallied around and worked into the night making the costumes.

Rebecca Varley said: “We always donate the proceeds from our shows to charity. This year we feel it is really important to support the Chemotherapy Appeal. I was really surprised to read that the unit could treat 5,000 patients a year.The show will also support the TSSS, a small charity that helps women and their families born with this chromosome condition.”

The show promises to have something to get all the family in the Christmas mood and takes the stage at The Queens on November 25 at 7.30pm and November 26 at 5pm.

Tickets are available from the theatre box office (01271) 324242 or the theatre’s website.

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