SCHOOL pupils across the Royal Borough are practising their steps as they get ready to take part in next week's Primary Dance Festival at Magnet Leisure Centre.

Almost 800 young people from 20 primary schools will be involved in the event happening Wednesday and Thursday. It has been organised by Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership and sponsored by Jump In Trampoline Parks, Slough.

This annual celebration of dance created in schools across the School Sport Partnership by pupils and teachers takes place in the Pearce Suite at Magnet. It is titled A Fairy Tale Re Imagined and takes its inspiration from modern re-workings of traditional fairy tales, inspired by the new Doctor Who series.

It contains performances from primary school children ranging from four to 11-years-old.

The unique aspect of the festival is that all of the performances are carried out by whole class size groups, showing the quality of dance that can be performed within the curriculum under the guidance of the Partnership’s dance teacher Jane Douglass.

Emma Fitzgerald, partnership development manager from the School Sport Partnership said: “Schools put in weeks of hard work to prepare for this Festival and I’m really pleased the Partnership is still able to provide this special performance opportunity for them to feel part of something bigger.

"I would like to thank Jump In Trampoline Park Slough and local charity The Spoore, Merry and Rixman Fund for their support. This is a true celebration of dance. This event isn’t matched in our year for the sheer scale of it and the enjoyment on the faces of the children taking part.”