Hollis Academy of Dance’s two-night show to raise cash for Bradley Lowery

STUDENTS from the Hollis Academy of Dance who will be performing their show called Encore
STUDENTS from the Hollis Academy of Dance who will be performing their show called Encore

A DANCE school will hold a two-night show to raise money for a little boy with a rare childhood cancer.

The Hollis Academy of Dance, which is based in Hartlepool, will stage its show called Encore on Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14.

Both shows will start at 6.45pm and will be staged at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road. Tickets are priced at £9 or £8 for those on concessions.

Academy spokesman Lisa Hollis said: “Around 50 children who are aged from two years to 21 years will perform a show-stopping variety of singing and dancing, including numbers from Sister Act, Riverdance, Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson.”

All proceeds raised will go to the Bradley Lowery’s Fight against Neuroblastoma fund.

Three-year-old Bradley, who comes from Blackhall, is battling rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma. A fundraising target of £500,000 has been set for Bradley to have treatment overseas, should he suffer a relapse.

Lisa added: “The children have worked extremely hard over the last couple of months in preparation for this show.”

She said the staff, parents and children at the Hollis Academy were “all very eager to help” Bradley.

The Hollis Academy is based in Moreland Street in Hartlepool and celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. It is run by the academy’s founders Lisa and Suzanne Hollis who are both principals.

The academy is open to new members and anyone interested in joining up should come along on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4.30pm, and on Saturdays from 11am.

Lisa said: “We do examinations and competitions as well as doing displays from time to time in places such as Seaton Park.”

Anyone who would like to obtain tickets can get them either from the academy or from the Town Hall Theatre box office on (01429) 890000.