AN EXPLOSIVE opening number wowed the audience and set the tone for the annual fundraising show staged by the Hucknall-based Sarah Adamson School Of Dance.
The popular ‘Chance To Dance’ event, which is in its 12th year, was held at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield and featured three performances.
Money raised from the show through ticket sales will go to the Parents’ Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC) charity.
More than 100 dancers, ranging in age from three to 20-plus, took part.
But special praise was reserved for the 22 performers who took part in the curtain-raiser, which was a routine performed to the song ‘Cry Me A River’ by Michael Buble.
‘Chance To Dance’ was again choreographed in the main by Sarah Adamson dance teacher Sarah Teer.
It featured 28 numbers, comprising dance genres such as commercial jazz, ballet, modern theatre and tap.
Jazz teacher Tom Gribby put together two of the pieces, which were ‘Nerd Core’, where the dancers dressed as geeks, and ‘It’s A Girl Thing’.
Sarah said: “I would say it was our best show yet. The dancers are getting to be so professional, especially the children.
“Even the theatre staff commented on how slick it was.
“A lot of hard work is put in and I want to thank everyone for their efforts.”
The money raised will be presented to PASIC next month.