Magpie Youth Group dancers celebrate 10 years with anniversary performance

PUBLISHED: 06:00 06 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 06 September 2013

Magpie dancers in action at their 10th anniversary celebratory performance in Bromley.

Magpie dancers in action at their 10th anniversary celebratory performance in Bromley.


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

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Bromley Times