Stage school stalwarts say farewell in style at annual show

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By Kiran Bedder-Patel

A sell-out crowd  were treated to a stream of acrobatics and delicate ballet by the DuPont Dance Stage School on a lively Saturday night at the De Montfort Hall.

For some students, aged from three to 18 years old, who performed at the group’s 25th consecutive annual show, this was the first time they were performing live on a large stage in front of a large audience whilst others were heading for the next step.

Cerise Bedder,18, has been performing with the Stage school in the East of Leicester for 14 years and completed her last show with them on Saturday night.

“I was emotional because my set dance was an Adele song and of course it’s a sad one and it reduced me to tears at the end,” she said.

Cerise performed alongside another dancer who was a veteran at the school, Morgana Byworth,18. It was also her last show and she is heading to further her education in the dance world.

“When the curtains closed and was time to head off, it hit me. This is it now. I’ve loved it dancing for DuPont and to dance at De Montfort Hall with my friends with family watching is amazing.”

Both, Cerise and Morgana received a lifetime of dance award from the school for all of the years success they have brought.

Both performers are heading to London after successful auditions with Royal Ballet.

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