Hatfield dance school students get Funky at shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 20:57 08 February 2011

Funkyds' Kerry Newell

Funkyds' Kerry Newell


A DANCER who has worked on TV with one of JLS has praised Hatfield youngsters after they wowed shoppers at an outlet centre.

A crowd of more than 100 people turned out to support two classes from dance school Funkyds at the Galleria.

The kids entertained shoppers with an impressive mix of dance and freestyle moves to Dizzee Rascal and Kelly Rowland, while the seven-year-old boys thrilled the audience with their breakdancing abilities.

All displayed moves they had been taught at the Hatfield Swim Centre in the school’s Saturday classes run by dancer and children’s TV presenter Kerry Newell and West End dancer Paul Allnutt.

Ms Newell, who had just finished performing in the Dr Who arena tour and has previously presented on the Fun Song Factory with Aston from X Factor runners-up JLS, was proud of her young dance pupils.

She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The Funkyds dance display at the Galleria went amazingly well. I am so proud of them all.

“They have all worked really hard and they should be really proud of themselves.

“The response from the crowd was fantastic, they were so overwhelmed at what they saw.

“They asked if they could then see the dance again and to rapturous applause, the kids performed the routine for the second time!”

If you would like to dance like a star, pop along to the Funkyds classes, on every Saturday at the Lemsford Road swimming pool from 8.45am until 1.15pm.

For more information about age group times call Funkyds on 07510 242354 or email funkyds@hotmail.co.uk

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