Dancers all set to star at mayor’s ball

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SCARBOROUGH mayor Hazel Lynskey has been proving she’s in step with the students from Yorkshire Coast College.

She dropped in to the college’s Westwood campus to see the 10 first-year musical theatre students in rehearsals for their starring role at the mayor’s masquerade ball, which takes place on Friday April 8, at the Royal Hotel in St Nicholas Street.

Sian Harrison, head of school for creative arts at Yorkshire Coast College and choreographer for the ball, said: “The students have been in rehearsals since January and are excited at the prospect of performing at such a high profile event. The masquerade ball is a real opportunity for the students to get an insight into all aspects of performance.”

Cllr Lynskey, who along with mayoress Honorary Alderman Sheila Kettlewell will be wearing ball outfits specially made by students from the college, added: “I am also very grateful to the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers which is playing an integral part in the ball, as well as the Royal Hotel and all who are associated with helping to organise this prestigious event.”

The Dave Clegg band will provide the main entertainment for guests at the ball, along with the five-piece act, Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass.

Proceeds from the evening, which also includes and raffle and charity auction, will go to the Mayoress’ Community Fund which raises money for local people, groups and organisations across the Scarborough area.