Dance troupe shows what it’s made of

Open day at Welland Academy at Stamford for  JHH Dance group. EMN-160602-170426009

Open day at Welland Academy at Stamford for JHH Dance group. EMN-160602-170426009

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A dance troupe showed what it was made of during an open day on Saturday showcasing the best of JHH Dance.

The dance company hosted the day at Stamford Welland Academy to give people the chance to get involved and find out more about what JHH Dance has to offer.

There was a range of 20-minute workshops for all age groups, as well as games and a raffle. And the current young members of the company were able to showcase their latest competition routines.

Managing director Matt Wheatley said: “It was a great day for everyone involved.

“We had a few hundred visitors throughout the day all taking part in workshops and our top dance crews all put on performances for the audiences.

“The aim of the day was to raise awareness of our services in the Stamford area and other local towns for young people and adults wanting to learn to dance.”

JHH Dance start classes for children from as young as three, and Matt said lots of little ones were there giving the sessions a go.

The money raised from the raffle and selling refreshments will go towards the company’s ambition to open its own studio later this year. The event raised £400.

This year marks the 10th year of JHH Dance, which recently rebranded and was formerly known as Jem’s Hip Hop.

Matt added: “We are so focused on pushing to find our own space so that we can widen the range of classes we can offer to local people.

“We have great ties with a lot of professional dancers and choreographers all of whom are eager to come and teach with us but currently we just can’t find the space.”

Next term, the troupe will start work on rehearsing for its 10th anniversary show, which is due to be held at The Cresset in Peterborough in June. To get involved visit www.jhhdance.co.uk