VIDEO: Youngsters show off their dancing skills

Over 300 pupils from schools across the High Peak took to the stage at Buxton Opera House this week for the eighth annual day of dance events.

On Monday, pupils from primary schools including St Bartholomew’s in Longnor, Peak Dale Primary and St Anne’s Primary in Buxton, performed in front of a packed audience.

Jump Dance Festival, Summit Boys from Buxton Community School

Jump Dance Festival, Summit Boys from Buxton Community School

And it was the turn of secondary school students on Tuesday, as pupils from Buxton Community School, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School and Hope Valley College were among those performing.

The event, which saw two performances on each day, was part of the Jump Dance Festival organised by Buxton Opera House and Buxton Community School.

Zoe Hanson, dance teacher at Buxton Community School, who is one of the main organisers, said: “It went very well. We had about ten secondary schools and between eight and ten primary schools with over 300 kids performing across the two days.

“All the dances were choreographed by teachers, professional choreographers and students from Buxton Community School.”