Dancers get tips from Olympic choreographer

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PORTSMOUTH dancers came together to get tips from Olympic choreographer Kenrick Sandy.

More than 45 people of all ages took part in the Sunday Workshopz dance classes at Priory School, in Fawcett Road, Southsea.

At the end of the event everyone performed their new skills to friends and family.

Kenrick Sandy, who choreographed the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, said: ‘Portsmouth has definitely got talented dancers.

‘The next set of dancers from Portsmouth will be giving the UK a good reputation.

‘It’s been brilliant for little ones to build their confidence and express themselves.’

David Nicholson, 31, from Meon Road, Milton, said: ‘There should be more stuff like this.

Lilly Nicholson, eight, who only started dancing three weeks ago, said: ‘I’m going to keep on dancing.’

Chloe Knight 21, from Colebrook Avenue, Copnor, said: ‘It was absolutely amazing and really inspiring, especially coming from Kenrick.’

The event was organised by dancer Rachel Stella Layton who wanted to bring the training opportunities available in London to her home town.

Rachel, 22, from Newcomen Road, Stamshaw, said: ‘Hopefully we will have fortnightly or monthly classes and summer schools in the future,’ she said.