[O]ver 1,500 young people from primary schools across Cumbria will be wowing audiences at The Carnegie Theatre tonight and again next month at The Sands Centre as part of U.Dance Cumbria – the county’s annual dance festival for children & young people.
U.Dance Cumbria is organised by Active Cumbria (Cumbria County Council) and brings together pupils of all ages from primary, secondary and special schools in Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland and Eden to perform and celebrate their achievements in dance.
Following an amazing performance by secondary schools at Theatre by the Lake last month, the event now moves on to celebrate primary school’s creativity, when pupils get the unique opportunity to perform on a professional stage to a live audience. Schools taking part at The Carnegie in Workington are: Bransty, St Herbert’s CE, Richmond Hill, Gosforth, St Bega’s CE, Grasslot Infants, Moor Row, Lorton, Orgill, Bookwell, Frizington & Flimby.
On Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April thirty nine schools from Eden and Carlisle will similarly trip the light fantastic at The Sands Centre in Carlisle. They include St Bede’s, Beaconside, Yanwath, Lanercost, Brough, Inglewood Junior and Lees Hill.
New to the event this year as first-time participators are Braithwaite, Newtown, Bolton, St Herbert’s, St Bega’s, Bookwell, Frizington and Flimby Schools.
U.Dance Co-ordinator Lynn Barnes says, “U.Dance Cumbria is such a fantastic event, a real celebration of achievement. The children are always so excited to perform and give 110% on stage.”