Royal date for Wirral dancers

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Emmi meeting the prince © The Florence Institute

Emmi meeting the prince © The Florence Institute

A Wirral dance school had the chance to perform for royalty when Prince Charles made a visit to Merseyside.

The Works Academy in Wallasey opened up another dance school across the water in the Florence Institute building in the dingle, which the Prince was opening during his visit to Liverpool last week.

Eighteen pupils from the school performed a dance called Geek in a Toy Shop and Prince Charles was in good spirits whilst he was watching the dancing.

Jenny Ryan, a teacher at the school, told JMU Journalism: “We were delighted to be asked to perform at the Florence Institute in Liverpool for Prince Charles, we were even more delighted when they asked if we would meet the Prince to answer any questions he may have regarding the Works Academy.

“The Prince tapped his feet and clapped along to the routines.”

Jenny got to meet the Prince, along with six-year-old Emmi Black of the dance school.

Another dancer, Georgia Lolley, presented Prince Charles with a baby sleepsuit with the words “Grandad’s little Workie” printed on the front and back.

Aimee Moore, who performed on the day and is a recent graduate from Liverpool John Moores with a degree in Dance, told JMU Journalism: “We gave him a baby-grow with our dance motto on the front and on the back and he loved it! He went the pub over the road for half a Guinness afterwards.”

The dancers with their babygrow for Charles before the performance

The dancers with their present for Charles before the performance

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