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PUBLISHED: 11:17 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 July 2010

LOCAL children being taught folk dancing.

LOCAL children being taught folk dancing.

CHILDREN from across the region descended on the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield this week for a National Folk Dance summer school.

The children, aged from eight to 14, enrolled in the week-long course that focuses on the dancing and culture of other countries.

CHILDREN from across the region descended on the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield this week for a National Folk Dance summer school.

The children, aged from eight to 14, enrolled in the week-long course that focuses on the dancing and culture of other countries.

It is the second year that Angela Freakley and Sarah Jessup have run the course in Lowestoft, and a total of 11 girls returned for the second year, while there were a further 13 children who signed up for the first time.

The two groups studied a total of 21 dances from seven different countries, as well as undertaking a variety of other projects, including cooking, map drawing, and arts and crafts.

The course is set to end tomorrow when the children are tested by an examiner from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, before they conclude their week with a showcase in front of their parents and dance teachers.

Angela Freakley and Sarah Jessup are planning to repeat the course next summer holiday and if anyone is interested in finding out more they should call 01502 583192 or 01502 587786.

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