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Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Talented Cumbrian pupils show they can dance

Young dancers have stepped into the spotlight and wowed audiences with impressive stage shows.

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Hundreds of children across the county are taking part in U.Dance Cumbria.

And it’s been the turn of youngsters from the north and east of Cumbria to strut their stuff with a show at The Sands Centre, Carlisle.

Performers from nearly 40 schools put on impressive performances at the venue on Thursday and yesterday.

And last night they received a special introduction from Linda Jasper, director of Youth Dance England.

Among the schools to take part in Carlisle were Robert Ferguson in Denton Holme, Belle Vue Primary, High Hesket Church of England and Warwick Bridge Primary.

The Sands shows were the latest in a string of performances across the county as part of U.Dance, which encourages youngsters to become performers.

The annual U.Dance festival is organised by Active Cumbria, part of Cumbria County Council.

Lynn Barnes, the county’s dance co-ordinator, said: “The festival is a great opportunity for schools and youth dance groups in Cumbria to celebrate what they are achieving in dance, and also see what each other is doing.”

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