Dance students’ role in ghostly take over at Beamish

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DANCE students have been busy with final rehearsals in preparation for their part in a sold-out spook-tacular event.

The young people from East Durham College in Peterlee will be joining in the Halloween fun at Beamish Museum.

Today, tomorrow and Thursday from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, Beamish will be overrun by ghosts and monsters during its annual Halloween evening events, now in their fifth year.

The 10 students, taking part in the celebrations for the second year running, will perform three times each evening with their take on Michael Jackson’s dance classic Thriller.

Joanne McAnelly, a spokeswoman for the museum, said: “We’re delighted to welcome back East Durham College for our Halloween events.

“Their performance was a great addition to the events last year, and our visitors loved it.”

One of the students involved, Carly-Jo Naylor, 17, of Houghton, said: “It was brilliant to take part in the event last year, and it was a really good experience to get to perform in front of such a large crowd.

“We have been working hard on this year’s routine.

“It’s going to be great fun and even better than last year’s.

“Events like this are a great opportunity to push myself and get a taste of what it will be like once I qualify and start working in the industry.”