Dancing stars ready for big tribute shows

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TALENTED young performers are getting on their dancing shoes to pay their own tribute to the troops this week.

Almost 150 youngsters from Scarborough Dance Centre, a not-for-profit organisation based in Durham Street, will grace the stage at the YMCA Theatre in St Thomas Street for their annual show on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, with a matinee show on Sunday at 2pm.

The show has been organised as part of the celebrations surrounding Armed Forces Day in Scarborough this weekend.

The variety performance promises to be full of song and dance in honour of the Armed Forces and will feature a range of songs, from wartime classics like We’ll Meet Again and White Cliffs of Dover to more modern numbers such as Cheryl Cole’s Fight for This Love.

Professional dancer Sally Beard, who runs Scarborough Dance Centre, said she was proud of the effort her pupils had put into the show.

During the three shows there will be a collection and raffle for a military-related charity.

This year’s Armed Forces Day is being hosted and organised by Scarborough Council, in partnership with the Heroes Welcome initiative, South Bay Traders Association, Royal British Legion, SSAFA Forces Help and the RNLI.

Financial support is being provided by local businessman Don Robinson’s Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Experience in London, the Ministry of Defence and the council.

l More pictures in Wednesday’s entertainments pages.