Dancers wow audience for charity

Caitlin Smith, Alyson Hogg, laura Smith and Carmel Smyth at the concert in the Roe Valley Arts Centre in aid of Calum Smith.  (0405JB40)
Caitlin Smith, Alyson Hogg, laura Smith and Carmel Smyth at the concert in the Roe Valley Arts Centre in aid of Calum Smith. (0405JB40)

The McGuinness School of Dance in Limavady wowed crowds this week with a two-night, sold-out performance in aid of charity, writes Sheena Jackson.

The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre was packed on Wednesday and Thursday with show goers helping raise funds for Action Duchenne. McGuinness School dancer, 13-year-old Caitlin Smith was joined by her fellow dancers to help her little brother - Callum who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - and others who suffer from the condition.

Alyson Hogg and Kevina O'Brien with Intermediate dancers from the McGuinness School of Irish Dance.  (0405JB42)

Alyson Hogg and Kevina O'Brien with Intermediate dancers from the McGuinness School of Irish Dance. (0405JB42)

Callum’s mum, Laura said she has been overwhelmed by the support for her son.

“It’s brilliant, really good,” she told the ‘Journal’, “and I’m just delighted so many people went and they all danced so well. Caitlin loved it too, but because it was Action Duchenne, it made it that bit special.”

Show goer Jacqui Diamond had a fantastic time at the performance on Wednesday.

“It was brilliant and fantastic,” she said. “It was a thoroughly entertaining night and in an amazing venue, which I can’t wait to re- visit. What a great way to raise funds for a such a good cause.”

Senior dancers from the McGuinness School of Irish Dance.  (0405JB92)

Senior dancers from the McGuinness School of Irish Dance. (0405JB92)