Dance Students Set To Thrill Beamish Crowds

Wed, 2002-06-26 01:00

A group of dance students from East Durham College are busy with final rehearsals in preparation for their part in a spook-tacular event at Beamish Museum.

On Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October 2014 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters during their annual Halloween evening events, now in their fifth year.

The students from the Peterlee-based college will perform three times each evening with their take on Michael Jackson’s dance classic Thriller.

Following the tremendous success of East Durham College’s students’ role in last year’s event, Beamish were really keen to get them back in to take part in providing entertainment at the event.

Joanne McAnelly said: “We’re delighted to welcome back East Durham College for our Halloween events, their performance was a great addition to the events and our visitors loved it.”

The group of 10 students taking part are from the College’s Dance Academy and study on a number of difference course areas across the College such as music, catering and performing arts.

One of the students involved is Carly-Jo Naylor, 17, from Houghton. Carly-Jo, who used to attend Kepier School before joining the College to study performing arts, can’t wait to take part.

Carly-Jo said: “It was brilliant to take part in the event last year and it was a really good experience to get to perform in front of such a large crowd.

“We have been working hard on this year’s routine, it’s going to be great fun and even better than last year’s.

“I ultimately want to become a professional dancer or teach dance so events like this are a great opportunity to push myself and get a taste of what it will be like once I qualify and start working in the industry.”

The Halloween Evenings at Beamish are ticket only events and tickets are now sold out.