Dancing onto the small screen

Dancing onto the small screen

A group of West Cheshire College dance students made it onto the small screen over the summer when they appeared on new prime time children’s TV show Hacker Time.

The 10-part CBBC show, which aired at the end of July and throughout last month, stars Hacker T Dog interviewing different celebrities including, Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke and Tracy Beaker’s Dani Harmer.

The six college dancers who appeared on the programme currently study level three and level four dance musical theatre, as well as HNC/HND dance learners.

They included 27-year-old Jamie Lee-Evans, who has just completed her HND in performing arts and is planning to go back to West Cheshire College to teach dance this month.

She said: “The show was a fantastic experience. Dancing in front of the lights and cameras was amazing, I was really proud to be part of it. As the show is aimed at children, it was really fun and light- hearted.”

Main image: West Cheshire College dance students with Hacker T Dog during the filming of Hacker Time. From left: Laila Mangan aged 19, Megan Lea Haworth, 18, Shannon Newbanks, 21, Molly Dutton, 18, Shaun Creswell, 21 and Jamie Lee Evans 26