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GLITZ and glamour donned the red carpet to celebrate the 75th birthday of Doncaster’s oldest and largest dancing schools.

Around 150 people associated with The Nellie Stagles School of Theatre Dance were all on hand to mark the magnificent milestone at The Earl of Doncaster in Bennetthorpe.

Nellie Stagles School of Dance 75th birthday ball. Current adult tappers who attend the School. L/r Mandy Middlebrook, Sherelle Hawes, Kerry Gill, Sarah Venables, Jodie Morre, Mary Wilson, Andrea Critchlow, Carol Rosbottom and Lisa Thompson.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Nellie Stagles School of Dance 75th birthday ball. Current adult tappers who attend the School. L/r Mandy Middlebrook, Sherelle Hawes, Kerry Gill, Sarah Venables, Jodie Morre, Mary Wilson, Andrea Critchlow, Carol Rosbottom and Lisa Thompson. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

The special ‘black and white’ ball invited dancers young and old who have a connection to the school and also saw some show-stopping performances on the evening.

Acts who performed on the evening included the Nellie Stagles Dancers, four-piece male group Ti Amero, vocalist Amanda Smith, electric violinist Alexandra Parker, The Nellie Stagles Trio Band and a live DJ set.

The event also helped to raise over £700 for two worthy causes the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society - the disease which Nellie Stagles bravely fought against before her death in 2007 at the age of 87.

The family-run dance school has studios all over the borough including the town centre, Tickhill, Intake, Sprotbrough and Cantley.

Organisers would like to thank everyone who attended and helped to stage the birthday party.

For more information on the school, visit Nellie Stagles