Strictly come dancing

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Final preparations are being made for one of the most popular events of the dance calendar.

Every two years Gillies Mar-Jan Stage School hold a dance spectacular for the community involving more than 200 adults and children.

The first one is at Adlington Community Centre on Thursday, March 24, Friday March 25, Saturday, March 26, at 7pm, followed by a 2pm show on Sunday, March 27, at the same venue.

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for concessions.

The show will then move to St Michael’s High School on Wednesday, April 6, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7pm.

Tickets are available from Balloons Galore in Chorley Road, Adlington or by ringing them on 01257 483663.

Alternatively ring the principal Gillian Pilkington on 01257 481388.

She said: “We have been rehearsing since September. The ages range from just over two to 60.

“It covers everything including ballet, tap, modern/jazz, hip hop and even some singing.

“Seven charities will benefit and we’re hopeful this will be the best one yet.”