Young performers shine at dance showcase

James Calvert Spence College Boyz' Picture by Peter Huggins MBE
James Calvert Spence College Boyz' Picture by Peter Huggins MBE
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Talented performers from Amble’s James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) have gone through to a regional competition at Newcastle’s Dance City in April, after showcasing their talents at a major event in Hexham.

And the JCSC Boyz are sure to shine on Tyneside if their appearance at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in the Northumberland market town is anything to go by.

They joined youngsters from youth dance programmes – supported by Northumberland Arts Development – for the Northumberland Pulse Dance Platform event in Hexham on March 1.

The Amble group, as well as troupes from around Northumberland, performed their latest choreographies, presenting fresh new work in a range of dance styles. Now the regionals in Newcastle beckon for the Amble youngsters.

Maria Fenwick, head of faculty at JCSC, said: “The group really enjoyed the event in Hexham and are delighted with the outcome.

“The boys have been working with professional dancer Martin Hylton, who has taken them through a programme of preparation and work towards a professional performance level. Performance within school has been supported by Shelley Luscombe, who has helped the young people to hone their skills and focus.

“They are really looking forward to next month’s regional Pulse event.”