Gleeful way to spend summer

Cansfield High School pupils are celebrating the launch of their very own Glee Club which will begin at the start of the school holidays organised by Angels Cheer Dance Club head coach Cary Riding.

Cansfield High School pupils are celebrating the launch of their very own Glee Club which will begin at the start of the school holidays organised by Angels Cheer Dance Club head coach Cary Riding.

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DON’T stop believing is the message to youngsters across the borough this summer as a Glee-inspired performing arts group hits town.

A Wigan-based performing arts teacher is hoping that the hit TV series will inspire children and young people of all ages and abilities to get involved in the Glee project over the summer holidays.

The project is the brainchild of former professional dancer Cary Riding, who wants youngsters to enjoy getting fit through dancing and performing over the six-week school break.

Cary – who also runs the annual Wigan cheer competition – said: “I really wanted to get something set up that would appeal to children of all ages and all abilities this summer. Glee jumped out straight away because of its popularity and diversity. There really is something for everybody.

“We will have two weekly sessions and each week a different choreographer will come in and help with routines.

“We will have some acting, singing, dancing and cheerleading – you name it, it will be in there. Hopefully we will be able to put it all together for a performance at the end of the summer and I am also planning a showcase performance which I would discuss with the youngsters later in the year.

“Please come along, get involved, get active and enjoy it. I’d love to see boys and girls coming together to have a great summer with us.”

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama series which focuses on the high school glee club – New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, and social issues.

The series features modern and classic songs – such as Don’t stop Believing by Journey, Born This Way by Lady Gaga and Thriller by Michael Jackson.

The first sessions (10.30am-1.30pm) are on Thursday, July 28 at Ashton YMCA (11-18 year olds) and on Friday, July 29 at Captain’s Lane Community Centre, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

For more information contact Cary on 07905482466 or email: caryriding@virginmedia.com