Youngsters don their dancing shoes

YOUNGSTERS will put on their dancing shoes tonight for the first of two performances of a special charity show called Through the Seasons.

YOUNGSTERS will put on their dancing shoes tonight for the first of two performances of a special charity show called Through the Seasons.

Some 125 dancers, aged three and up, will take part in the event put on by the Marwyn School of Dance at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion theatre.

Tonight's show is at 7pm and there will be a matinee at 3pm tomorrow .

Principal Jackie Bloomfield said the show featured only youngsters from the Felixstowe branch of the school, which also holds classes in Ipswich.

“Everyone is really excited about it and looking forward to showing what they can do,” she said.

“It will be very colourful and we have some lovely costumes, and there is a nice variety of dance, including ballet, tap and modern.”

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The children have been rehearsing since the autumn the carefully choreographed routines, which highlight the different seasons during the year.

All profits from the show will go to the CLIC Sargeant charity caring for children with cancer.

The Marwyn School of Dance was founded in Felixstowe in 1946 by Margaret Spencer and her cousin Winifred using part of their Christian names for its title. It has thrived ever since bringing a love of dance to generations of youngsters in the area.

Tickets for the show are �7 adults and �4 children, no concessions, available from the Spa box office on 01394 282126.