Students from a dance academy in Wallingford raised over £2000 from their sold-out annual performance in November to donate to charities who support and help children.

According to Lucy Harley, dance teacher and owner of Kinecroft Academy of Dance, they were able to raise around £2000 for Sew Saw and £650 for Children in Need.

Ms Harley explained these charities were chosen as one of their young students “sadly lost her daddy to a brain tumour”.

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Herald Series: Kinecroft Academy of Dance - 'Let's Dance 2021: KAD News'

Their four sold-out shows took place at the Amey theatre in Abingdon with two casts of around 400 children from South Oxfordshire who attend the academy.

Ms Harley said: “The show is the highlight of the dancing year for many of our families and it was greatly missed last year.”

One parent described it as “a joyous occasion that the whole family look forward to each year.”

Herald Series: Kinecroft Academy of Dance - 'Let's Dance 2021: KAD News'

The show, called 'Let's Dance 2021: KAD News', was created and choreographed by Ms Harley, who was also designed and made the costumes and organised the logistics of rehearsals, shows and ticket sale among many other things.

See Saw is an Oxfordshire charity who supports and help children who have lost a parent or sibling.