LK School of Dance in Diss, Norfolk prepare for West End show

Dancers were getting itchy feet at the prospect of performing in front of top talent scouts in London at a West End theatre next weekend.

The 36 children with LK School of Dance, based in Diss, rehearsed their hip-hop and disco routines at Roydon Village Hall on Saturday in preparation for their visit to Her Majesty's Theatre on March 18 when they will take part in the Stars in Our Eyes show.

The show will feature dancers from schools across the United Kingdom competing for the chance to impress talent scouts.

The school's dancers will firstly perform a disco routine to the Bongo Song by the Safri Duo, before performing a hip-hop routine to tune The Time by the Black Eyed Peas.

Principal Lynne Bailey said the 36 pupils were chosen based on how confident they were dancing in front of a large audience, as she anticipated there could be 2,000 people watching the West End show.

She added: 'The West End talent spotters come in for the dress rehearsals and there is a chance they could get spotted, presenting the oppportunity they could got out and do other stuff, such as television work. We try and get them the best opportunities we can.'

The school makes regular trips to the capital and has visited the Pineapple Dance Studios made famous by the Sky One documentary series. The group has also performed with Britain's Got Talent finalists Flawless at London's Olympia event venue.

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Children aged three up to adulthood from across Norfolk and north Suffolk attend LK School of Dance, which holds classes in Diss, Harleston, Long Stratton, Eye and Norwich.

Pupils, Maisie Fulcher, nine, from Mellis, and Courtney Yeonans, 14, from Yaxley, have both been with the school for two years.

Maisie said: 'I am really enjoying the dance routines and looking forward to performing next week.'

Courtney added: 'It is really exciting being able to perform in the West End.'

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