Young people across the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea are donning their dancing shoes and counting down the beats to Dance Showdown.
The event, put on by Epic CIC, which provides youth services for the council, gives children and young people, aged seven to 19 (up to 25 with learning difficulty and/or disabilities) the opportunity to perform alongside established youth dance companies and guest artists from the best of the UK’s dance industry.
It takes place on June 26 at the prestigious Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea, where participants will perform in front of an audience of up to 800 family and friends.
Brendan O’Keefe, managing director of Epic CIC, said: “Dance Showdown is a spectacular event which allows children and young people, to access to a range of dance disciplines to inspire them to reach their potential.
“Since 2011, Dance Showdown has provided dance opportunities to more than 1,000 children in RBKC and is part of our on going commitment to raise young people’s aspirations, offer opportunities for continued development and achievements and create a legacy of healthy positive activities.”
Last year’s event saw 200 performers entertain an audience and judging panel which included Maggie Paterson, the principle of Pineapple Performing Arts School.
She said: “The levels and professionalism is getting higher and everybody is getting better. Dance Showdown is amazing.”
For more information about Dance Showdown, or to buy tickets costing £8 each, contact Tania Moore on 020 7938 8040 or email email@example.com.