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Theatre’s dance shows will have you on your feet

DANCING IN ... an award-winning dance company will launch a season of dance by presenting workshops and its new show at the Customs House.

DANCING IN ... an award-winning dance company will launch a season of dance by presenting workshops and its new show at the Customs House.

MEMBERS of an award-winning dance company will be sharing some tips when they come to a South Tyneside theatre.

James Wilton Dance will be performing its new show, Last Man Standing, at the Customs House on Saturday, February 8.

The company will also host a two-day workshop at the Mill Dam theatre, in South Shields, on February 6 and 7.

The workshop is open to school and college groups, as well as dancers hoping to gain new skills, but people of all ages and experience are welcome.

There are 15 places available, at £45 each for the residency, which includes two days of training with James and a ticket for the show.

The residency is part of a dance season at the Customs House. Individuals and dance groups can sign up to take part in Step Up and Dance, on April 1, by contacting The Customs House.

Youngsters interested in breakdance can join Custom Breaks at any time, which takes place at sister venue The CustomSpace, every Thursday, between 6pm and 8pm.

The Customs House is also bringing a selection of dance shows to its audience, including Step Up and Dance and DUSC Dance Company, which is bringing new show Dimension 40, on March 18.

The UK Ballet Theatre is also visiting with The Little Mermaid, as well the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.

The venue’s programming and marketing co-ordinator, Ali Brown, said: “We’ve programmed a wide range of dance this season and we hope our audiences will take this opportunity to see something they’re familiar with, as well as trying something new.

“The season has shows aimed at old and young alike, so we’re hoping everyone will find something they enjoy.”

Executive director, Ray Spencer, said: “The Customs House offers opportunities for the public to experience and take part in the arts regardless of their age or previous experience. Our season of dance is a great example of this, with performances from celebrity guests Pasha and Katya, from Strictly Come Dancing, to events like Step Up and Dance, which showcase local talent to the award-winning contemporary dance practitioner James Wilton.”

Last Man Standing is at the Customs House on Saturday, February 8. Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £12. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 454 1234.

* We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us the name of the company which is staging Last Man Standing.

Fill out the coupon in today’s paper and send it to Vicki Newman, Last Man Standing, Shields Gazette, Northeast Press, Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland, SR4 9ER.

Twitter: @shieldsgazvicki

 

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