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Date added: 27 October 2014

Dancing For The Duke 

HRH The Duke of Kent enjoys ballet, urban and hip hop classes at Swindon Dance

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent was a very special visitor to Swindon Dance today, and was treated to an array of different dance styles, including contemporary, urban and ballet, alongside a ten minute performance by a mixture of current and alumni students.
“The visit was a huge success,” said Marie McCluskey, Artistic Director, “it really highlighted the importance of supporting grass roots arts, and the Duke thoroughly enjoyed meeting our ex-students (pictured), who have all done so well.
The Duke of Kent at Swindon Dance
"He particularly enjoyed watching the urban class, and was very impressed with the hip hop moves. He stating that he had never seen anything like it and was so impressed with their strength and skill. He was quite taken.”
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Ballet at Swindon Dance

His Royal Highness, who has a keen interest in The Royal ballet, and opportunities for young people to develop in dance, spoke to a variety of young dancers, who have accessed dance through Swindon Dance’s various youth and community-outreach initiatives.
Queen's Award
Presented to Swindon Community Radio
As part of the Duke's visit to Swindon, His Royal Highness also presented the Queen's Award For Voluntary Service to the 105.5 Swindon Community Radio Station.
New Station Patron Swindon singing star Jahmene Douglas was also a guest, as founder Shirley Ludford gratefully received the accolade.
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