Performance Arts East students take part in panto

Performing Arts East

Performing Arts East - Credit: Archant

A group of performers joined in the fun when they took part in a village panto.

Students from Performance Arts East, which meets in Aslacton and Gissing, played roles in the Stage HOGers' panto King Arthur, held at Gissing Old School.

The panto is part of the Heart of Gissing charity, which helps to raise funds to build an extension to the community hub.

Sam Watt, who has run the dance school for five years, said she is very proud of her students.

She said: 'I think my kids really stole the show. They were fantastic and they had a whale of a time.

'For some of them it was their first time on stage. I'm speechless. They did so well and it was a good experience for them.'

Youngsters who attend Performance Arts East are taught ballet, tap, contemporary dance and musical theatre and are aged between seven and 15.

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Currently Ms Watt, who is a professional dancer and choreographer, teachers between 60 and 70 people.

She added: 'I love my pupils to bits. And I have to say congratulations to everyone who recently passed their dance exams.'

Classes are held at Wymondham Central Hall on Mondays and Gissing Old School on Thursday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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