CommunitEE Chest: Aberdeen dance group in bid to step up

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An Aberdeen dance club’s parent association is one of the many groups collecting tokens in order to raise funds for its big show

Donna Mackie, a parent and member of Step Up Studios Parent Association, said: “We are hoping to put on a big show in November and the money raised from the show would go towards a soldier charity.

“The school can’t afford to buy all the costumes outwith what they are already paying – so the money would go towards costumes and helping us put on the production.”

Based on Palmerston Road, the dance studio was formed in 2015 by dance teacher Kerry Watson.

The school sees dancers from as young as 20 months to adults and has about 300 pupils.

It offers a wide range of dance classes such as classical ballet, tap, modern, cheerleading and adult fitness. Donna added: “The show will take place at the Tivoli on November 14 until November 17. The kids are all very excited.”

The school is also looking to host a sponsored walk from the city centre to the Beach Ballroom on September 30 to raise funds for the show.

To be in with a chance of landing a share of the £15,000 prize money, all organisations who are registered must collect more than 100 tokens from the Evening Express.

Tokens can be collected daily up until October 6.

Time is running out to take part with registration closing on Thursday.