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Dancers take to the floor

PUBLISHED: 05:02 04 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 March 2010

GLITZ, glamour and sheer talent all added up to a magical atmosphere as hundreds of dancers took the floor.

Altogether, around 500 people of all ages took part in the Suffolk Open Amateur Modern and Latin Championships.

GLITZ, glamour and sheer talent all added up to a magical atmosphere as hundreds of dancers took the floor.

Altogether, around 500 people of all ages took part in the Suffolk Open Amateur Modern and Latin Championships.

Yesterday's event was staged at Rushmere Sports and Social Club, and organised by Tom and Pat Lait of the Lait Dance Club.

"We had a lovely turnout and it all went very well – we were very pleased," said Pat.

"There were all ages taking part, children and adults. We had a special section for under eights, with youngsters of six and seven taking part, and there was also an over-50s section. Quite a few people who took part in that were well in their 70s."

Pat said people had travelled from all over the country and even some from abroad to take part in the eagerly-awaited event, which included a series of championships and cups. There was also a Junior Latin Chart event which gave young dancers points which could help them to be chosen to dance for England.

Top-class national adjudicators also travelled from as far as Newcastle to give their verdict on the dancers' performances.

Pat said many hours of practising had gone into perfecting the dance routines for the event, and the glamorous costumes certainly added to the atmosphere.


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