Young dancers from a Cheshire company will perform on stage at one of the region’s top theatres this weekend.
Homegrown Dance Theatre have been chosen to take part in UDance, the regional dance platform of the annual Youth Dance England festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23.
During the weekend companies from all over the North West will showcase their best talents in varying dance styles from contemporary to break dance, bharata natyam to theatre, and a fusion of everything in between.
Homegrown’s offering is War Weary, choreographed by Jo Rhodes.
Two groups will then be selected to perform alongside other dancers from the UK at the Youth Dance England and Dance4 in Nottingham in June.
Homegrown is a company made up of dancers from all over Cheshire with students from Abbey Gate College and Bishops’ Blue Coat, Christleton and Upton high schools in Chester, Rudheath Academy in Northwich, Eaton Bank in Congleton, and Malbank School in Nantwich.
Director Julia Williams said: “I am very proud of all the young people involved in UDance this weekend. They will perform alongside other flagship companies from the North West.”
Companies involved in the weekend will take part in a programme of workshops at The Lowry before taking to the stage to perform in the evenings.