Dance Kids raise 2,000 Euro for St. Brigid’s Special School

Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids have once again exceeded expectations and delighted audiences with their latest show ‘Can’t Stop Movin’. The talented Dance Kids aged from just four years to 23 years danced and sang their hearts out last weekend when ‘Can’t Stop Movin’ took to An Táin Theatre stage and brought the house down; with delighted audiences declaring it “the best show yet”.

Over the past number of years Freda Hearty and her dedicated troop have raised over €123, 000 for various charities all around the World. This year all their hard work paid off when proceeds from ‘Can’t Stop Movin’ raised a staggering €2,000 for St. Brigid’s Special School. Dance Kids member and pupil of St. Brigid’s Special School, Niamh McNally received the cheque with David Dunne on behalf of the school.

We are so grateful to Freda Hearty and her Dance Kids,” said Patrica Ward, principal, St. Brigid’s Special School. “They are so good to raise money for us every year. The show was fantastic and it’s wonderful to see the kids having so much fun and raising money for a great cause at the same time. This money will go a long way here at the school.

With three packed out shows, enchanted audiences were invited to be the special guests of Beauty and the Beast, where they received a very warm welcome from Miss. Potts, Chip, Luminere and the dancing dishes. Afterwards they were transported to the African jungle, where Simba the lion couldn’t wait to be the ‘Lion King’.

The night of entertainment also included excerpts from the hit Broadway musical Chicago. The Dance Kid seniors and the Dance Kids Daddies, David Minto, Eddie McArdle and Niall Farrelly took to the stage to showcase their talent. They were joined by Yvonne O’Callaghan, who brought the house down as Matron Mama Morton. Paudie Breen was also on hand as compere during the shows.

If that wasn’t enough there was also a spectacular circus performance, which saw the Táin Theatre stage taken over by the circus ringmaster and a host of clowns. There was also a gang of mini-Jedwards on hand to perform to the hit singles lipstick and all the small things, which had the audience clapping and singing along.

After six months of hard work and three show-stopping performances from the Dance Kids, an exhausted but delighted Freda Hearty said “I am absolutely thrilled with how well the shows turned out. We are just delighted to have raised so much money for St. Brigid’s Special School. All the kids and Dance Kids crew worked so hard. Its all about having fun and we had so much fun during ‘Can’t Stop Movin’. I can’t wait for our exciting summer camp already.

Never ones to sit still, the Dance Kids are busy planning their summer camp, which promises to be a week full of dance and fun. The summer camp will take place from July 4 –8, 2011. This will be an action packed, fun filled week with many activities such as dance, drama, singing, games, costume making, sports and much more. The Dance Kids Summer Camp is not to be missed. Book your place now by contacting Freda Hearty on 042 9339797.


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