Friday and Saturday night fever for dancers

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Around 100 young dancers have showed off their talent during their annual show.

Jaide’s Stage Studios, a Rugby-based performing arts school, held its yearly ‘Dance Fever’ show on June 29 and 30 at Lutterworth College Theatre.

Around 100 students aged from four to 19 took part in performances across the two evenings.

The show opened with a ‘Caribbean Remix’ routine and other routines included a characterised acrobatic dance, lyrical, ballet, tap, cheerleading, song and dance displays.

In spite of suffering severe pain herself with ‘shin splints’, Jaide performed a solo ‘Promise Me’ dedicated to her mother Sandra, in memory of her sister Irene, who recently lost her fight with cancer.

The show was attended by a special celebrity guest Manni, who rose to fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent with the group ‘Nemesis’.

They stormed through the heats securing a place in the 2008 finals, and appeared again this year, presenting a red rose to one of the show’s judges, Alesha Dixon.

Manni has since gone on to tour all over the UK and performed with N-Dubz, DJ Ironik, Talay Riley and after the show was leaving to meet up with Robbie Williams.

He is now forging a career as a solo singer and has released a video for his track ‘Sunshine’, and another single, ‘Let Me Loose’ which is soaring up the charts.

Jaide said: “Manni loved the show and did not expect such a professional and entertaining performance. He met all the children backstage before their performance and was really funny and encouraged all the children to have fun.

“After the show, he stayed on to present every single performer with an award, including the overall winners, and had photographs with them and signed posters for them all.”

For further details of classes at Jaide’s Dance School, a registered charity which is based in Market Street, please contact Sandra on (01788) 562729 or email