Students from Year 10 will take to the stage at a showcase of the best youth dance talent across Derby and Derbyshire.

They were selected after performing at Deda Derby along with other dancers from schools and youth groups across the city.

They will go on to dance along with 13 other schools and youth groups at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield in March in Deda Derby’s Interface 17 event.

Katie Russell, Dance teacher at Saint Benedict CVA, said she was extremely proud of the students.

She said: “Initially we had two Year 10 groups and they performed for staff who chose which group would dance at Deda Derby.

“They’ve all been working extremely hard on the dance and rehearsals have been taking place since September last year.

“They did a fantastic dance at Deda Derby and were thrilled to be selected to perform in Chesterfield. We are so proud of them all.”

Deda Derby said the Interface 17 event would showcase the best youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derby and Derbyshire and promised to deliver an evening of inspirational performances, as young people aged 11–19 demonstrate their energy, creativity and skill on a professional stage.

Interface 17 is a Stage 2 U.Dance Platform, framed within a national programme ran by One Dance UK, which enables young people in England to take part in an annual dance performance. It is presented in partnership with Derbyshire School Sports’ Association and Dance 4.

The best groups will be selected to go on to perform at the wider national event, U.Dance, held in July in Birmingham.

Tickets for the Pomegranate Theatre event, on March 6th, cost £9, £7 concessions, and are available to buy through the Chesterfield theatre’s box office. Booking fees apply. Call 01246 345 222 to book.

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