Chesterfield dance schools are stepping out with the stars of panto

Dance school pupils are having a ball with the stars of panto.

Chesterfield’s Academy of Dance is fielding more than 20 pupils in festive shows.

Directions Theatre Arts students and teachers in pantos across the region

Directions Theatre Arts students and teachers in pantos across the region

Academy students Lucie Hardy, Ellie Partridge, Sophie Toyne, Emma Scragg, Amy Young, Lexu Orwin, Chelsea Bettney, Kitty Cooper, Abigail Robinson and reserve Shauna Kimberley are dancing in Sleeping Beauty at Mansfield Palace Theatre.

Bethan Tyas, Chloe Pearce, Jamie-Lee Jones are in Cinderella at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre, Phoebe Cooper is in Dick Whittington at Sheffield Lyceum and Mackenzie Greenfield is in Peter Pan at the City Hall.

Millie Wilson is in Sleeping Beauty at Nottingham Playhouse, Rebekah Radford and Maia Oldfield in Aladdin at Rotherham Civic Theatre while Abigail Orwin, Eleri Williams, Jade Lee, Rebekah Petrillo and reserves Alice Wilson and Annabelle Davis are in Aladdin at Doncaster Theatre.

Pupils from Diane Bradbury School of Theatre Dance in Chesterfield who are appearing in the town’s panto Cinderella are Robyn Kirk, Amelia Siddall, Alexandra Somers and Martha West while Darci Wilson is dancing in Dick Whittington in Sheffield.

Directions Theatre Arts has also sent students and teachers from its Chesterfield base to pantos across the country.

Louise Rawley and Jasmine Fox are in Jack & the Beanstalk at Buxton Opera House while Vienna Harkness, Larissa Myronko, Yasmin Brien plus reserve Maddie Brookes are dancing in Cinderella in Chesterfield.

Lauren Elliott and James Morgan are dancing in Sleeping Beauty at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield.

Isabelle Schleifer, Ashton Harkness, Georgia Ellis and Courtney Dakin are in Dick Whittington at the Lyceum at Sheffield.

Jessica Spanier is playing Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington at Boston Blackfriars Theatre and Melissa Lye is in Cinderella at Venue Cymru at Llandudno.