Two charity dance shows held in aid of Niamh’s Next Step have raised nearly £2,000.
The Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School performed two shows at The Lighthouse theatre in Kettering on Saturday, June 1.
The shows – one in the afternoon and one in the evening – both sold out in advance.
The production included all the fun and thrills of the circus in a dance and musical theatre show and featured clowns, show girls, ring masters and a few cheeky monkeys.
Among the performers was Hannah Curry, eight, from Wellingborough, whose five-year-old sister Niamh died last year following a battle with rare cancer, neuroblastoma.
A total of £2,078 was raised for Niamh’s Next Step, the charity set up in the name of the five-year-old.
Jacc Batch, Starlight’s director, said both shows had proved to be a huge success.
He said: “It was absolutely brilliant. We do shows quite often – two or three big ones a year – and this was by far the best.
“We have had nothing but amazing feedback on Facebook.”
Mr Batch said about 300 two to 15-year-olds had taken part in the performances, and had been rehearsing for five months.
He added: “They worked really hard.
“They pushed really hard in rehearsals.”
Queenie Pettit, from Loddington, whose great-grandson was taking part, said: “These young people are doing such a good job.
“It was so lovely. The theatre was packed as always.”
For further information about the charity set up in Niamh’s name, visit www.niamhsnextstep.com.