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Dance Fitness Final by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE

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In its inaugural year over 5,000 school pupils up and down the country have signed up to take part in a brand-new dance and fitness school competition hosted by Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) and none other than former prima ballerina and TV star Dame Darcey Bussell DBE – with the tour making its opening date in Salisbury!

The UK wide initiative, supported locally by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury Cathedral, aims to engage children in creativity, culture, fitness and dance to address a generation where screen time often supersedes fitness time.

Eight Salisbury schools have been chosen to take part in the regional final taking place on Friday 31 May in the beautiful surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral:
Pitton CoE Primary, St Mary’s CE VC Primary, Avon Valley College, St Katharines Primary, The Wellington Academy, Derry Hill Primary, Broad Chalke Primary and Wellington Primary Academy.

Pupils from years 3 to 7 (aged 7 to 12) are taking part, and these schools have been invited to the cathedral, where they will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform their DDMIX routine in front of Dame Darcey and a live audience for a chance to be crowned the overall regional winner!

The final will also see performances from specially invited guests including Britain’s Got Talent star, the mesmerising illusionist and magician, MADDOX, who will entertain the crowd with his unique talent, as well as the Magic Circle’s Wayne Fox.

Commenting on the forthcoming event in Salisbury, Dame Darcey, said: “I’m delighted to work with schools across the country during this exciting competition, promoting health and fitness through dance. Best of luck to you all!”

The UK competition tour, conceived and presented by Purple Shows Limited, includes seven regional finals May to July 2019 in Salisbury, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Aylesbury, Cardiff and Aberdeen.

For all further info and updates please follow @ddmixforschools & @ddmix or email

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