Hitchin ballet school dancers perform in London’s West End

PUBLISHED: 16:06 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 20 July 2018

The children from Hitchin's Lesnick School of Ballet and Theatre Arts outside the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Picture: Vickie Lesnick

The children from Hitchin's Lesnick School of Ballet and Theatre Arts outside the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Picture: Vickie Lesnick

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Students from a Hitchin ballet school shone like professionals as they trod the boards in the West End.

The 22 dancers, from the Lesnick School of Ballet and Theatre Arts, danced on Sunday at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

They spent the day there, rehearsing on stage and looking around backstage before dancing in the evening. The dancers, aged two to 15, performed The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

“It was a long day but they handled it like professionals,” said teacher Vickie Lesnick, who added: “I was very proud of everyone.”

Actor Adam Astill, who is the school’s patron, said: “Performing on a West End stage is a magical experience, and one I’m sure the students will never forget.”

Parents were united in saying it had been an unforgettable evening.

One said: “The whole experience was extraordinary, and there was such warmth in the audience and excitement as everyone was looking out for their little stars on the stage.”

The school is based in Hitchin and Letchworth.

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