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Strict performance schedule for young dancers

Noise and Chance school of dance rehearsing for their appearance in Strictly Come Dancing show at the Corn Exchange. ANL-140319-122038001

Noise and Chance school of dance rehearsing for their appearance in Strictly Come Dancing show at the Corn Exchange. ANL-140319-122038001

Dancers from a North Lynn dance school will once again be joining the stars of Strictly Come Dancing in their spectacular new live show at Lynn’s Corn Exchange later this month.

Noise and Chance School of Dance will be dancing alongside Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas for the second year after wowing the crowds in last year’s performance.

Trina Lee, principal of Noise and Chance, said: “We’ve got 36 dancers taking part and we’re just really pleased they asked us back after last year. The kids are all really excited and they’ll be dancing a mix of ballet, modern, street and commercial.

“They’re using parts of the dances which they will perform when they compete in the World and European Championships in Street Dance after qualifying in the BDO and UDO Street Dance Championships.”

The youngsters are going to London’s Royal Albert Hall tomorrow for the Mardi Gras dance show as their prize for winning last year’s Can You Dance event in Norwich. On Sunday, the group will be returning to Norwich to defend their title after winning the competition last year.

Then on May 13, the dancers will be perfoming at the international festival of hip-hop dance theatre – Breakin’ Convention at Lynn’s Corn Exchange.

Trina said: “The organisers saw a video of Noise and Chance performing and contacted us to ask if we would perform at the festival. The kids are so excited about it because they get to stay and watch the show as well.

“It’s a bit of manic month for us, but once all of these shows are done we can start to focus on the dance exams which are really important.”

The dancers finish their shows with their Strictly performance at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on May 18, and tickets are still available.

With beautiful costumes, stunning dance routines and a question and answer session, the show promises fans the ultimate Strictly experience, even giving the audience the chance to dance on-stage with the stars.

Pasha started dancing when he was just eight-years-old in his home country of Siberia, before moving to the US in 2001 to pursue his career in dance, landing the job with Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.

In his first series, he made it to the finals with Waterloo Road actress Chelsea Healey and finished as runners up to McFly’s Harry Judd and his partner, Aliona Vilani.

The following year he was runner-up in the competition with Girls Aloud singer, Kimberley Walsh, and last year he danced with Countdown star, Rachel Riley.

Lithuanian-born Katya has been dancing since she was old enough to walk and began training in modern dance, ballet and tap while living in Israel. At 16, she became the youngest-ever British Columbian Latin dance champion, before competing in the world championships after winning the Canadian Latin Championships. She also trained Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez for the film, Shall We Dance.

She has appeared in the last three series of Strictly Come Dancing partnered with sportsmen Phil Tufnell, Gavin Henson and Daniel Lobb.

For more information about the show, or for tickets, call 01553 764864 or go to www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

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