WHAT better way of spending a Saturday evening than enjoying the Stage Plus School of Performing Arts present their latest dancing production.

Not only was it a celebration of all their skills and talents but it took us through a whole year of seasons.

Starting with Harvest, we were taken on a journey through Halloween with witches, skeletons, fire and ghosts.

Bonfire night brought a dazzling array of both costumes and innovative ideas together with some superb dancing.

Remembrance was a very emotive commemoration of the war with evacuees and a beautiful poppy ballet from the tiny ones up to the seniors, offering a great array of styles from ballet, tap and modern, there was hardly a dry eye in the house.

Christmas was delightful with all the trimmings, there were snowmen, snowflakes, children dressed as presents and carollers. A New Year celebration closed the first half of the show.

The second half took us from Valentine's to a United Kingdom Trilogy, I particularly enjoyed the St. Patrick rendition which had all the audience clapping along to the lively music.

Following on from Easter came May Day with a maypole, May Queens and a flower ballet.

The summer festival took in a tribute to Woodstock and a very interesting interpretation of punk rockers with flowers in their hair.

To close the show we had a delightful little drama sketch and a special performance from those who were leaving the school to go on to another phase in their lives.

The finale ended with much laughter as well as a few tears. Principal, Gemma Tanswell, together with her teachers Aimee Palethorpe, Chloe Edwards, Emily Nix and Loretta Charles ensured that the show zipped along at a lively pace and all too soon it was time to leave.

It was a great evening of entertainment and the youngsters showed much promise for the future of dance.