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Mon 4 Apr 2011

In a unique marriage between dance and rugby, 250 children and young people from schools and colleges in Hull will take to the pitch of the KC Stadium next week to rehearse a new dance performance for a unique half time event for the Hull Super League Derby.

The young dancers, aged between 8 and 20 years old, have been working with Northern Ballet on a project called ‘Don’t Just Sit There’ which aims to get people all across the region out of their armchairs and onto their feet. Don’t Just Sit There is part of imove, the Legacy Trust UK programme for Yorkshire; a new and imaginative celebration of human movement, bringing together the best creative talent from the region to produce a programme of events designed to inspire the public in the run up to the London 2012 Games. Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity set up to create a cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.

Northern Ballet has devised the dance piece with students from Hull College and St Mary’s College. The students have developed workshops in participating schools including: Gillshill Primary School; Endike Primary School; Spring Cottage Primary School; Endsleigh Primary School; Penshurst Primary School; Sirius Academy; St Mary’s College and Hull College.