Strictly family fun at dance fitness classes


A THEATRE group in South Tyneside is looking for people to make a real song and dance about getting fit.

Starset Theatre, which runs performing arts classes at Boldon School, has relaunched its family dance and fitness classes.

The classes, on Thursdays from 6pm to 7.30pm, are aimed at getting the whole family involved.

Kelly Jones, who leads the sessions, said: “Our class gives families the chance to get fit and have fun together.

“We do everything from core strengthening exercises, to salsa, to balance work and even the cha-cha-cha.

“Everyone is welcome, and the exercises and activities are tailored to give class members the results they want.”

Exercise classes were first introduced to help youngsters in the theatre group stay in shape for their productions – which have recently included huge shows Bugsy Malone and Les Miserables at the Customs House, South Shields.

The youngsters, ranging from three to 18, are busy rehearsing for a production of Peter Pan at the Customs House on January 19 and 20.

The show’s director, Elissa Hudson, is using the classes to stay in shape to stage the tale.

She said: “I’ve really noticed an increase in my energy levels and stamina since taking part in the classes. Even though Kelly works us hard, I feel great!”

Tickets for Peter Pan, at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, are on sale from the Customs House box office, priced at £9 for bookings before October 31.

Call 454 1234 or book online at For fitness class details, call 07932 645495.

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