Dancers are urged to hit fes­ti­val stage

Macclesfield Express - - TIME TRIP -

LO­CAL bands, dancers and singers are be­ing called on to ac­com­pany hun­dreds of fam­i­lies as they en­joy two days of ex­er­cise fun.

GoFest is on the hunt for dance troops, singers, cheer­lead­ers and gym­nasts to show­case their tal­ent at SportCity on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25.

The event will play host to dozens of sports clubs over the week­end in a bid to get fam­i­lies fight­ing fit, de­vel­op­ing new skills and mak­ing new friends.

Youth and com­mu­nity coaches from Sal­ford Red Devils and Sale Sharks will be at the event along with Badminton Eng­land, Lan­cashire Ju­nior Squash, Eng­land Net­ball and Manch­ester Ten­nis Academy.

Along­side coaches, top play­ers from Sale Sharks play­ers may also at­tend.

Jon Ach­e­son, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Sale Sharks Com­mu­nity Trust, said: “We re­ally want to en­cour­age fam­i­lies to get in­volved in sport to­gether and the fact that GoFest is com­ing to Manch­ester this year makes it the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for us to get in­volved.”

Pro­fes­sion­als from Manch­ester Gi­ants Bas­ket­ball Club will also be at­tend­ing the two-day fes­ti­val – team­ing up with GB bas­ket­ball to teach kids how to shoot some hoops.

There will be an in­flat­able bas­ket­ball court for those who don’t want to take it too se­ri­ously and in­door ses­sions for fam­i­lies who want to play a real game on a full-sized court. Manch­ester Hawks Korf­ball Club will be teach­ing play­ers the rules to the Dutch sport which is de­scribed as a cross be­tween net­ball and bas­ket­ball. Along­side the sport, there’ll be live en­ter­tain­ment, food and drink stalls and chance to re­lax in the early evening.

If you are in­ter­ested in per­form­ing at GoFest, email paul.far­ris@gofest. co.uk or louise.en­twistle@ gofest.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

Ticket prices start from £14 for adults and £7 for chil­dren - visit www. gofest.co.uk to book.

A per­for­mance from the Italia Conti Academy of The­atre Arts on the main stage at GoFest 2015

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