Dancers step into regional spotlight

Back Row: Martin Hylton, Darren Wind, Mitchell Cryer, Tom Spears, Lewis Robson, Byryn Ramsay (just behind) Hilary Durie, Shelley Luscombe, Scott Dickinson, David Coils, Robert Arkless.''Front Row: Alison Claydon, Joel Tailford, Rowan Martin, Connor Bartle, Zac Coils, Ryan Henderson, Cody Armstrong
Back Row: Martin Hylton, Darren Wind, Mitchell Cryer, Tom Spears, Lewis Robson, Byryn Ramsay (just behind) Hilary Durie, Shelley Luscombe, Scott Dickinson, David Coils, Robert Arkless.''Front Row: Alison Claydon, Joel Tailford, Rowan Martin, Connor Bartle, Zac Coils, Ryan Henderson, Cody Armstrong

BILLY Elliot has nothing on these Northumberland boys.

The Year 8 pupils, including several from Widdrington, were selected for a dance project at James Calvert Spence College with professional dancer Martin Hylton.

The pupils took part in a series of workshops, aimed at promoting interest in contemporary dance among boys, and came up with a routine based around a boxing ring.

It was then performed in school, before an evening show at Alnwick Playhouse, and recently the boys travelled to Gateshead Civic Centre to perform for a full audience in a celebration of work from Gateway Studio Project Dancin’ The Civic.

Druridge Bay county councillor Scott Dickinson said: “The performance was great. The students were amazing and we are all very proud of them.”