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Dancers to show off global moves

DANCE routines from around the world will be performed as part of this year’s Solihull Festival.

DANCE routines from around the world will be performed as part of this year’s Solihull Festival.

The line-up will hit the ground running with a Drum and Dance event at Archbishop Grimshaw school.

A group of ten and eleven-year-olds will be schooled in several dance styles - Bhangra, Arabic and African.

Once they’ve been put through their paces, the children will perform in an evening show on September 17.

They will be joined on the night by the ACE dance company - a Birmingham-based troupe - and Drumtastic, who will provide the rhythm.

Organiser Lisa McKain said that the show promised to be a “little bit different”.

“During the day-time, the children will be shown three very different styles and in the evening they’ll show what they’ve learnt,” she said.

It’s back to Archbishop Grimshaw the following Wednesday (September 22) for the Solihull Dance Festival. Once again, pupils from local schools and dance studios will be showing off their moves in the school’s new theatre.

Elsewhere, there will be performances by Hi-Bri’s, Philippa’s Dance Group and Elena’s Rhythmic Gymnasts.

This trio of troupes will be taking to the stage at Solihull Arts Complex, on September 20.

And towards the end of the Festival fortnight, Balsall Common Lions are inviting people to stomp along to their very-own Barn Dance. With music from the Steam Chicken Band, dancers are welcome at St Peter’s Hall, Balsall Common on September 22.

For the full festival line-up, go to www.solihullfestivals.org.uk or www.solihullnews.net

 

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