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Dance school youngsters in Knebworth have strutted their stuff and made their dance moves all in the name of fundraising.

Dance-Beat, a dance and fun exercise school for all ages based in Welwyn Garden City, recently held its end of summer ball in Knebworth Village Hall, and Kidney Research UK was its chosen charity.

Laura Davies, one of the dance teachers, said that Kidney Research UK was chosen because she and her family have experienced a loved one going through the stages of kidney failure and all the devastation that it brings.

Dance Beat, fundraising for Kidney Research UK

“We wanted to raise money for Kidney Research UK as it has helped our family and we believe it’s important to raise awareness of kidney disease.”

The ball saw the children perform on stage, showcasing the routines they’d practised – all complete with glitter tattoos and sparkles – and they each received a medal and certificate for taking part. The evening ended with a mega conga line that everybody joined in with.

There were also quizzes, a raffle, photo booths and other fun and games which made it a night to remember.

Dance Beat, fundraising for Kidney Research UK

Laura continued: “It was amazing, the children thoroughly threw themselves into the activities of the evening and local businesses and parents also supported by donating prizes for the raffle.”

We are so pleased we managed to raise £500 for Kidney Research UK. We reached our total and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event. It means such a lot to us!”

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