A dance school in Bushey held its 19th charity dance show ‘A Touch of Class’ to raise money for Fight For Life.
Vanessa Class School of Dance’s 150 children performed for three nights in March at The Radlett Centre where people were queuing out the doors to see this spectacular yearly event.
This year featured a special group of dads who agreed to learn how to dance and perform a full blown routine on stage for this charity.
Named the VC Dads, whose daughters performed on the night, raised £10,873.
Ticket and raffle sales also raised £7,000 towards the charity that cares for children who are terminally ill or undergoing cancer treatment.
On the Sunday show, Love Island’s Eyal Booker came to watch the show and draw the raffle.
There was also a promo video with good luck messages from well-known TV names including Judge Rinder, Chloe Sims (Towie), Amber Davies (Love Island), Misunderstood (X Factor), Sarah Ellis and Philippa Bloom from We Are Twinset, Sandi Bogle (Goggle Box), Amy Tapper (Goggle Box/Celebrity Dates) and Samira Mighty (Love Island).
The dance school’s 150 children performed different dance routines to songs from Lala Land, The Greatest Showman, High School Musical and many more.
Vanessa said: “I teach with my daughter Sasha who runs the commercial classes in the school and the audience each year can’t believe the very high standards of the children. This is not comparable to any dance school but to a West End show.
“Over the years I have done Jewish care events, Jewish child day events, rays of sunshine, Children in Need, and Fight For life. All these are for terminally ill or cancer treatment charities. My children in my dance school understand what they are raising money for, these poorly children, and even our camps they make things for them including wrapping Hanukkah presents.”
In total, £18,285 was raised for Fight For Life.
Vanessa said feedback from parents posting on social media and private messages have been “overwhelming”.
They included: “Incredible and outstanding performances offering children incredible opportunities.”
“Every year gets better, and the level of talent blows us all away.”
“Parents all bursting with proudness and all this for charity.”
Next year Vanessa will be celebrating the shows 20th anniversary where she is planning to produce four nights at The Radlett Centre.
For more information contact Vanessa on 07889 405289.