Magpie Youth Group dancers celebrate 10 years with anniversary performance
PUBLISHED: 06:00 06 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 06 September 2013
Performers blew out the candles as Magpie Dance’s Youth Group celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special performance last week.
Magpie, which runs dance classes for learning disabled people between 14 and 25-years-old, marked the landmark year with a show at Bromley United Reformed Church, in Widmore Road.
The group’s performance also marked the end of the Magpie’s youth group summer school, and was followed by a short presentation by founder Avril Hitman.
Magpie’s patron, former Eastenders actress Kellie Shirley, missed the celebrations but sent a message telling students to “knock ‘em dead”.
The actress is currently rehearsing for a stint in the west end comedy One Man Two Guvnors, but found time to send a note. She said: “Wow, a decade of the brilliant Magpie Dance Youth Group and I’m going to miss its celebrations.
“I know it will be brilliant. I love be the youth group patron. I look forward to seeing what the next 10 years brings from this exciting company of talented dancers.”
For further information about Magpie Dance, visit magpiedance.org.uk.
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