Katie Philpott School of Dance set to take to the stage with its biennial show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Audiences will be “Singing in the Rain” and “Walking on Sunshine” when young people from a Mirfield dance academy take to the Huddersfield stage.
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The Katie Philpott School of Dance biennial show will be staged at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, and this year is entitled “Seasons”.

The four-show run will see audiences of hundreds taken on a journey through the year with toe-tapping tunes, a rainbow of colourful costumes and captivating choreography.

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Mother Nature, aka senior KPSD student Ciara Stevenson (pictured), will weave her way through this wonderful showcase of student talent from the Mirfield-based dance school.

The dance academy's 'Seasons' show is set to sparkleThe dance academy's 'Seasons' show is set to sparkle
The dance academy's 'Seasons' show is set to sparkle

More than 350 students aged from six to 18-years-old will perform and be joined on stage by KPSD’s adult tappers and adult street dancers.

It promises to be a fun, fast-paced and entertaining show which is bound to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face!

Tickets are available to purchase on the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s website Katie Philpott School of Dance: SEASONS | Lawrence Batley Theatre (thelbt.org)

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Katie Philpott School of Dance launched in 2000 and provides high quality, multi-genre dance education at its Mirfield-based studios.

A wide range of after-school and Saturday classes are available for fun, fitness and the opportunity to gain qualifications as the school delivers the ISTD syllabus with regular examinations in various dance genres.

KPSD Founder and Principal, Katie Philpott said: “My teaching team and I am extremely proud of our 100 per cent pass rate and this year we achieved our highest ever exam level, where Ciara was awarded a Distinction in Advanced 1 tap, a degree-level qualification.”

KPSD also offers week-day, day-time classes for toddlers and pre-school children and the school supports many local charities including the Hopton 10K, Make a Wish, Forget Me Not and the Rotary Club of Mirfield’s Rohingya Education Project.

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KPSD students also perform at numerous community events throughout the year at local schools and churches and at the Mirfield Show and Upper Hopton Fete in summer.

For more information head to www.katiephilpott.co.uk or email [email protected]