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BUDDING young St Neots dancers have been selected to perform in front of a sell-out audience in a Christmas variety show in London s West End. A total of 12 dance schools from across the UK, including the Langdale Academy of Dance, based in Eaton Socon,

BUDDING young St Neots dancers have been selected to perform in front of a sell-out audience in a Christmas variety show in London's West End.

A total of 12 dance schools from across the UK, including the Langdale Academy of Dance, based in Eaton Socon, have been chosen to take part in the show.

The academy's founder, 19-year-old Tom Langdale, told The Hunts Post: "Everything has happened so quickly, the dance school has just taken off and is gaining a really good reputation. I'm over the moon that my dancers will get to perform in London's West End, it is just brilliant."

Twenty-five dancers from the Langdale Academy will perform in front of an audience of 1,500 people at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday (December 16). They will perform for four minutes in the first act and another four minutes in the second act. The dancers will also return to the stage for the grand finale of Daddy Cool.


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The dancers are aged between seven and 16 and will be accompanied on their journey to London by three of their dance teachers, including Tom.

Although the Langdale Dance Academy is only eight months old, its students have already taken part in five musical performances, six workshops and 366 dance lessons and they recently staged a musical in 24 hours that raised £1,000 for Children in Need.

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Mayor of St Neots Cllr Paul Ursell has been made the academy's first chairman and members have also set up a charity called Arts Union, which gives underprivileged youngsters the chance to learn to dance at academy free of charge.

INFORMATION: The Langdale Dance Academy is located at Bushmead School in Eaton Socon. To find out more call 01480 394047.

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