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Darcey Bussel inspires the next generation of dancers on Tyneside

Darcey Bussel leads a DDMIX class in Newcastle Credit: ITV News

One of Britain's most famous dancers visited the North East to encourage youngsters to get active.

Darcey Bussel went to Sacred Heart High School in Fenham, Newcastle, to take part in a special dance fitness class with twelve schools from around the region.

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What's really important is the programme is there for every kid to enjoy, so of any ability and age, but also to make sure it's very inclusive.

It's not that we're not trying to find talent, it's not Britain's Got Talent, we are there to make sure every kid can have the exposure to dance and enjoy all the attributes of dance.

– Darcey Bussel

The former Principal of The Royal Ballet and Strictly Come Dancing judge thanked the school and participants on her Twitter account.

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