PICTURE GALLERY: Eye hip hop dancers raise money for Children in Need

Nimble young dancers went Gaga for charity at the weekend when they staged a hip-hop dance class to raise money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal.

The sounds of American pop star Lady Gaga could be heard reverberating around Hartismere School in Eye as 43 children took part in the class, organised by LK's School of Dance, in the dance studio on Saturday.

The youngsters put their best feet forward to the sounds of various hip-hop and dance artists to raise approximately �300 for the appeal, which provides grants for UK projects for disadvantaged children.

Children from as far afield as Norwich, Hartismere, Diss, Mellis and Long Stratton attended the dance event and although most were members of the dance school, the session was also open to non-members, with four attending. Each participant paid �3 or �4 to take part.

The school's principal Lynne Bailey said her school taught dance routines to children from the age of three up to adult.

And every half-term she takes the children to the famous Pineapple Dance Studios in London, made famous by the Sky One television series of the same name.

Miss Bailey said: 'This is the first charity event, but we are hoping to do this every year and I would like to raise money for a local charity.'

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