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Accrington Academy students mingled with the stars when they attended the Move It festival in London last week. Held at the Excel, the annual event sees over 24,500 dancers performing over three days, with classes, career advice via the MOVE IT PRO series and celebrities, which this year included Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt, Dan-I and Sia. During their visit, the 34 academy students had the opportunity to take part in different dance classes, covering all styles of dance, from hip hop to ballet. Whilst in the capital, the group also went to see musical Wicked, which tells the story of the witches from the Wizard of Oz. Commented Accrington Academy Principal Andrew O’Brien: “Dance is an important part of the curriculum at Accrington Academy and it was great that our students were able to not only watch the professionals at the Move It festival, but also take part in a series of inspirational workshops.”

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