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Youngsters invited to dance with superstar

Professional dancer, Jason Piper will be running dance sessions for local young people next week as part of Cheltenham Borough Council's Summer of Sport programme.

Jason Piper, known for his title role in Swan Lake, will be teaching a range of street dance moves using hip hop, rock and classical music. His additional experience of dancing in world tours with stars including Kylie Minogue and Christine Aguilera makes him the perfect tutor for the classes.

The taster sessions will be held at a variety of locations in Cheltenham on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th August, with a two day camp also being run at St Benedict's School on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th August. Places are still available for children aged eleven to sixteen.

Matt Baker, youth sports development officer said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be instructed by someone of the calibre and experience of Jason. The sessions will give young people the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of dance styles including street dance, hip hop and contemporary dance - as well as getting an insight into what Kylie's world tour was really like."

Councillor Anne Regan, cabinet member for stronger and safer communities said: "What a super opportunity for our children to learn from a professional and have fun too. This is great news and an exciting event for the town to run alongside our SportsZone road shows."

As well as the dance sessions, there are still places available for next week's SportsZone road shows. Multi sports sessions, including athletics, basketball, cricket, football and rounders will be delivered to children aged eight to fourteen at Balcarras School and Kingsmead School. Places can be booked in advance or youngsters can turn up on the day.

More details about street dance, SportsZone and the full Summer of Sport programme, including venues, times, dates and how to book can be found on the council's website or by phoning the sports development team on 01242 775121.

Posted : 03/08/2007 17:50:02

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