Festival of the Arts opens

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DANCING was the focus at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton last week when the 43rd annual Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts got off to a flying start.

The dance festival saw over 500 performers take to the stage to showcase their moves in a range of styles, ranging from graceful ballet to cheery song and dance numbers.

The festival was ably adjudicated by experienced West End performer, choreographer and director Kathy Preston.

Having trained at Arts Educational School at Tring and in London, Kathy performed professionally in major theatre and television productions and knows what it is like to perform in front of a discerning audience.

The dance festival encourages innovative choreography and the theme for the choreography this year was ‘Dreams’.

The performers donned their dancing shoes, their costumes and their headpieces and threw themselves into their energetic routines.

The event also includes a music and drama festival and will finish with more dance performances on March 19 and 20 at the Ridgeway Centre.

Visit www.miltonkeynesfestival.org for more information.