A local dance school has raised more than £17,000 for charity from sales from their shows that were due to take place last year but had to be postponed three times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vanessa Class School of Dance were due to celebrate 20 years of incredible fundraising by performing four sell-out shows at the Radlett Centre in aid of raising money for Fight for Life, a charity which supports terminally ill children suffering with cancer.
The 2020 show was due to go ahead just two days before the first lockdown, but Vanessa and her dance school were left disappointed that the show couldn’t go on. The four sold out shows were all initially put on hold until October 2020.
Despite the disappointment of not being able to host the show, the class still managed to raise more than £17,000 for the charity.
A third lockdown postponed the show once more, but Vanessa is determined to have the celebration in March of next year, with a show that will be bigger and better.
Vanessa has tried to keep spirits up by running dance camps and special workshops throughout the holidays and half terms, and were lucky enough to invite former Britain’s got Talent stars from dance group Twist and Pulse to host a session.
Speaking to RadlettNews, Vanessa said: “2020 was a devastating year for so many people and their businesses. There have also been so many sad losses for families, and I have felt this personally when I lost my mother-in-law at the very beginning of the pandemic.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my students and their parents for their loyal support during these unprecedented times.”
If you are interested in joining the dance school, contact Vanessa via email at email@example.com