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Dance School Raises funds to help kids "Keep Dancing"

16th January 2014

Categories: Town Centre News

Friends of DAPA Dance School will be raising funds for their scholarship awards fund later this month when they perform in Blackburn Market.

The parent-led committee set up the group to support families in crisis to enable children to enjoy some normality when there is a crisis at home which means that dancing classes may not be a priority.
Principal, Jayne Vernon runs the studios at Eanam Wharf with her husband, Graham. She explained that the money is made available when something happens at home which puts pressure on the family’s ability to pay for either lessons, uniforms or exams.
She said, ‘When parents split up, or there’s an illness or death in the family you just feel like your whole world’s falling apart, and it means that the child still has something fun to do, and some continuation of routine and contact with friends when things go wrong with everything else.’

A group of dancers will perform a display of Scottish dancing in Blackburn Market to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday 25 January.  Volunteers will be running a make and take craft area where children can create Scottish themed souvenirs including Loch Ness Monster puppets, St Andrew’s flags and fridge magnets in return for a small donation towards the Families in Crisis fund.

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