What a feeling for these young dancers

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Calder Valley Youth Theatre have chosen Flashdance to perform this November at the Halifax Playhouse.

This classic 80s musical is a real challenge to the cast of more than 30 children who are aged between just 13 and 18 years old.

The range of 20 dance numbers alone will test their resolve and fitness

The show is based on the film Flashdance, an American romantic drama film and packed full of hit songs including “Maniac” and the Academy Award winning “Flashdance... What a Feeling”, originally performed by Irene Cara, which was written for the film.

It also includes other classic 80s hits including ‘Gloria’ and ‘I love Rock And Roll’ made famous by ‘Joan Jet and the Blackhearts’.

The story centres around Alex, an eighteen-year-old welder who works at a steel mill.

Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal education and works as a dancer in the evenings at a local bar. The show follows Alex and her friends as they embark on a dancing career.

Calder Valley Youth Theatre have five months to rehearse a series of complex dance routines.

David Mitchell, chairman of CVYT said: ‘We have selected the best cast for this show.

“After the success of Starlight Express, we needed another strong and demanding show to allow our cast to develop their immense talents.”

Tickets for the show will be on sale from the summer.

Flashdance runs from the November 4-7 at 7.15pm with a Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm.

See the CVYT website www.cvyt.co.uk for more information.