Dancers step out and hit the floor at annual Tapathon event

The 19th annual Tapathon saw hundreds of dancers from across Calderdale put their best feet forward for charity.

Dance groups including Brighouse based The Janet Austin Tappers and Brighouse Central Tappers took part in the event in support of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Roy Castle Tapathon at North Bridge Leisure centre, Halifax. The Janet Austin Tappers.

Roy Castle Tapathon at North Bridge Leisure centre, Halifax. The Janet Austin Tappers.

North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, was transformed into a stage for dancers of all ages to strut their stuff in front of a packed audience.

Organiser Janet Austin said: “It was fantastic. It went really well.

“Everybody turned up despite the weather, which was a bit of a worry.

“Some people came over from Huddersfield and Bradford, where the snow was quite bad.

“The audience was very supportive. We had a tombola, a raffle and collection buckets and they all gave generously.

“There were 15 dance clubs that took part.

“There was Irish music, rock and roll, traditional tapping music and more modern music - a bit of everything.”

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