Dancers are hoping to hot-foot their way to fundraising success in the name of a little boy diagnosed with a genetic disorder which will cut short his life.
Former professional dancer Jade Coxon has rallied the troupes from dance schools across Sunderland to take to the stage tonight.
I wanted to bring as many schools together to put on a performance.Jade Coxon
The show will feature performers showcasing a range of dance styles including street, tap, modern and jazz in aid of a fund set up by the family of William Calvert.
The three-year-old, who attends Castletown Primary, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an incurable muscle-wasting disease, in December.
It could see the youngster in a wheelchair by the age of 10. He also may not live long enough to see his 30th birthday.
His parents Caroline and Rob, from Hylton Castle, are hoping to raise £5,000 to create a charity which will raise funds to support research into the condition.
Ms Coxon said: “Caroline is a good friend of mine so I know about the money she is trying to raise after her son William was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.
“With my background in dance, I also have my own dance company, I decided to bring as many schools together to put on a performance.”
The show, JC Company presents an Evening of Dance, will be held at Sunderland College’s visual and performing arts theatre on the Bede Campus tonight.
Doors open at 6pm with a range of stalls to browse prior to the performance at 7pm.
Tickets are £7 and available on the door.
To make a donation visit crowdfunding.justgiving.com/WilliamCalvert