2,000 children from 70 schools across the North East had the chance to perform in one of the most presigious venues in the region.
The Sage in Gateshead played host to a dance show, to promote sports within the community. The theme was 'songs from the movies'. The children have been practising for weeks, and today they had the chance to show off their moves.
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