LEAPING to the heights of Fame is 11-year-old Adam Dearman in a dance class at Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Adam, along with 14 other youngsters, bring their favourite musicals to life during a weekly class which focuses on routines from West End hits.

From Bugsy Malone to Matilda, teacher Vanessa Blake choreographs routines from the biggest shows for her students to learn and then perform at the end of each term.

She said: “I think the classes are something fun, energetic and a great way to exercise. There are so many classes for street jazz and hip hop, this West End class gives them an opportunity to learn something a bit different.

“The other great thing about the classes is that the students then get to show their parents all the routines they have learnt at a showcase at the end of the term.”

The class is currently working on routines from the Disney hit High School Musical. The weekly classes are held at the arts centre on Fridays from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

Opening in 2008, Cornerstone is a professional arts, culture and entertainment venue in Station Road that presents a programme of live performances, exhibitions and outreach work for the local community in Didcot.

For details, visit cornerstone-arts.org