Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids are back and ready to take over An Táin Theatre on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June with their spectacular 10 year anniversary show ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing yet’.
Never one’s to sit still, the Dance Kids have been rehearsing for ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing yet’ since January, under the watchful eye of Freda, choreographers Karen Doherty and Amy Kerley and singing coaches Katie Halligan and Kathryn O’Hara. They are eagerly anticipating a big performance that is sure to make their tenth anniversary an unforgettable one.
“It’s hard to believe that this will be our tenth anniversary show”, said Freda Hearty, founder and director, Dance Kids Stage School. “We started off doing small shows and money raising events, notably our Danceathons which raised thousands for charities locally and abroad. The Dance Kids just kept growing and growing and before we knew it we were selling out the town hall. It feels amazing to have come so far.”
‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing yet’ is a perfect night out for all the family, with performances to suit all ages. The talented dancers aged from just 4 years of age to 24 years are promising to stage a “show-stopping performance” of the popular musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Their tenth anniversary line up also includes many favourites such as One Direction, excerpts from West Side Story, Toy Story and many more.
“We pride ourselves on giving many young people their first taste of show business”, said Freda. “Over the years we have seen many of our members enter the professional dance world, with a lot of our younger members aspiring to follow in their footsteps. Others have also progressed into television and modelling. One of our members, Lisa Rose McMahon recently won the all-Ireland under 14 singing competition, which is an amazing achievement.”
The night of entertainment will also include excerpts from the hit Broadway musical Sister Act. This will see the Dance Kids seniors and the famous Dance Kids Daddies and mummies take to the stage to showcase their singing, dancing and acting talents. If that wasn’t enough there will be a spectacular ‘Sound of Music’ performance, which is sure to bring the house down.
“We literally ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing yet’,” laughed Freda. “After ten years, we’re still going strong and loving every minute of it. We have been so busy the last few months preparing for this show. All the Dance Kids and their families have been great and so supportive. All the hard work has really paid off and it’s going to be a fantastic show.”
Over the past number of years, Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids have raised an amazing €127,000 for charity both locally and abroad. This year, proceeds from ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’ will be going to local charities.
‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing yet’ takes place in An Táin Theatre, Dundalk, at 7:30pm on Friday 22nd of June, 3:00pm on Saturday 23rd of June and 7:30pm on Sunday 24th of June. Book your tickets today at An Táin Theatre’s box office on 042 9392919. After the huge success of last year’s ‘Can’t Stop Movin’, ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’ promises to be the show of the year and is not to be missed. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.