GOOD vibrations help a group of young Romanian dancers who have just toured the area to delight their audiences.
For every talented member of the 14-strong ensemble are deaf and trained to use vibrations from backing music reverberating through the floor and off the walls to keep in step.
Wearing national costume, they demonstrated their fancy footwork during a trip organised by members of the Ellesmere Port & Neston Romanian Appeal.
Since the early 1990s its members have been giving strong support to orphans of the eastern European country.
When the appeal began taking its convoys of supplies over, its drivers would often stay, free of charge, at a deaf school along the route.
Appeal chairman Len Jones said: “We were impressed with the dancing abilities of the youngsters and they always said they would love to come over to this country to perform.
“Being this is Liverpool’s Year of Culture we thought now was a good time to get them over here.”
The young dancers, accompanied by their doctors and teachers, spent a week in town, ending this morning when they flew back home from Luton.
Late last week they danced at a school in Liverpool and on Saturday they performed at the Boat Museum.
On Sunday they visited Liverpool FC’s Anfield ground and on Monday they joined the Arts4u schools arts event at the Civic Hall.
Yesterday they enjoyed a shopping expedition to Cheshire Oaks.
A host of people helped make the trip possible, including the Port’s Sea Cadets who let them stay free of charge at their John Street headquarters, the charity fund of former mayor Cllr Ted Lloyd and locally-based trade union boss Tony Woodley who arranged for Ford Motor Company to lay on a minibus to ferry them around.
Trip organiser Len Jones also thanked Vauxhall Motors FC, Vauxhall Social Club, Dave and Dee of the Grace Arms, the Holiday Inn and the Sea Cadets.