Dance talent to be showcased at Christmas performance

There will be 100 dancers aged three to 19 from Chichester, Barnham and Bognor Regis performing eclectic pieces celebrating classical ballet and musical theatre

There will be 100 dancers aged three to 19 from Chichester, Barnham and Bognor Regis performing eclectic pieces celebrating classical ballet and musical theatre

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Young dancers from Chichester, Barnham and Bognor Regis will be showcasing their talent on Sunday.

The Rosemary Bell Academy of Dance presents its annual Christmas Performance at the Ormiston Six Villages Academy in Westergate, with two shows, at midday and 2.30pm.

There will be 100 dancers aged three to 19 performing eclectic pieces celebrating classical ballet and musical theatre.

Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty will evoke magical spells and princesses, all set to the glorious music of Tchaikovsky, while Singin’ in the Rain will be a colourful piece in which the dancers will put their spin on the famous scene from the 1952 American musical featuring Gene Kelly, dancing with optimism and cheer in the pouring rain.

Principal Rosemary Bell said: “RBA Dance provides the highest standard of dance training. As part of this, we offer children and young adults the opportunity to take their classical training out of the studio and into the spotlight.

“The Christmas Performance brings everyone together to celebrate the hard work and dedication shown by the students’ during their dance training.”

RBA Dance is based in Chichester and Westergate and offers the Royal Academy of Dance training syllabus. Students are encouraged to gain recognition of their abilities by achieving success in RAD exams, dance competitions and other performance opportunities.

RBA Dance now also offers pilates courses and adult ballet classes in Chichester and Middleton-on-Sea.

Tickets for The Rosemary Bell Academy of Dance Christmas Performance are £7 and can be bought via the contact form on the dance school’s website

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.chichester.co.uk/christmas/