A FORMER talent show contestant is set to take to the stage with a Uttoxeter dance school for a new show.
Step2Dance is putting on a major dance show, called M.D.P Mission Dance Impossible at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, in Dove Bank, from Tuesday to Saturday, February 19 to 23 at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.
Joining the dancers on the two Saturday performances will be Duane Lamonte who appeared on X Factor, on ITV, in 2009 and made it as far as the stages of the competition which sees the contestants go back to the judges’ houses.
The singer has just released a single called Lion (let it roar). He will be supporting the dancers and singing on the night.
All of the students will perform each night in styles choreographed by Step2Dance owner Aimee Byatt, Sarah Wilkinson and Ryan Phillips, of the Trinity Warriors dance troop, in street dance, cheerleading, ballet, break dancing and singing.
Miss Byatt said: “All our students have worked so hard for the show and we would really appreciate your support and we are welcoming anyone to come and see our hard work.”
Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children under 16 and tiered seating has been hired for the event.
Those wanting to book tickets are asked to phone Miss Byatt on 07985 576953. Tickets have to be paid for before they can be fully saved.
Step2Dance, which was originally formed in a shop in the Market Place, has now moved to Uttoxeter Racecourse from Mondays to Thursdays and Gym and Tonic, in Dovefields Retail Park, in Town Meadows Way, on Saturdays.
It offers classes in street dance and other popular dances forms as well as traditional classes such as ballet.
Lamonte is a singer/songwriter, actor and choreographer and since making it to Cheryl Cole’s top six boys category on the X Factor, he has been recording his original material with an R&B and pop sound.