Academies are ready for a big stage show

Two dance academies are gearing up for a show to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day they joined forces.

The Elwick Academy of Dance and Northern Arts Academy, which are both based in Bathgate Terrace in Hartlepool, have announced plans for a show in October, as a tribute to the late Freda Compton who first formed the Elwick Academy more than 60 years ago.

The show is called This One’s For You and will be staged at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road in Hartlepool.

Performances are planned on Saturday, October 3 at 7pm and Sunday, October 4, at 6pm.

It’s now five years since the two academies, run by Geoff Lucas and Leanne Jeffries, joined forces. Previously Geoff ran the Elwick Academy of Dance while Leanne was the spearhead of the Northern Arts Academy.

Tickets for This One’s For You are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for people on concessions.

They are available by contacting the Town Hall Theatre box office on (01429) 890000.

Alternatively, people can also visit the Tourist Information Centre, in Church Square.