Tap dancers are tip top at Tesco

ALMOST 40 tap dancers pulled out their best moves at Tesco in Stalybridge as they took part in a charity tapathon.Dancers of all ages from the Sarah England School of Dance performed at the same time as thousands of others around the country in a world record breaking attempt.

The event is organised by The Performers Project team in aid of Children in Need.

Sarah England said: “The tapathon went really well and Tesco were amazing, allowing us to perform with all the shoppers about and supporting us with fundraising.

“The record we are going for is the most people tap dancing the same routine at the same time in multiple venues – we have to submit our numbers now and wait for the final count!

“Everyone had fun and got their participation certificates.”

Elsewhere, the dance school also showed off their moves as they were part of the Northern Lights lantern parade in Stalybridge.

Sarah added: “The seniors had a brilliant time in the parade. They looked amazing even though they had to keep dancing for over an hour in the rain.

“The penguins and snowmen did a great job on stage too – I don’t think I’ve grinned so much in ages!”

Meanwhile, older dancers at the school have also enjoyed success, with four returning to ballet this year and recently passing their RAD ballet level 2 Discovering Repertoire exam with merits.

Sarah said: “Aged between 40-65 years old they were very nervous but worked very hard and it all paid off! They did an amazing thing and it shows dance isn’t just for the kids.”

Pictured: Back row, l-r: Teachers Katy Cullen, Faye Delaney and Sarah England; Front: Grace Merriman, Kienna Henshaw and Olivia Sidebottom.

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