Salford dance school JD Dance has launched an appeal to create its own centre to accommodate the growing number of children on its books.

Its new building and studio would also allow it to extend the range of activities on offer, without moving far from its current venue The Naz Community Hall in Lower Broughton which it has hired for the past three years.

Owner Jennie Doolan said: “The venue is two minutes away from where we are now, just off Broughton Lane.

“I’ve got such big aspirations, we need somewhere we can actually call our home without taking the dance school out of the area.”

Copyright: Jennie Doolan

The idea of the new community space will allow for a safer area for children to utilise their talents and potential.

Doolan added: “We’re fundraising so much because it’s just the perfect place for us.

“If we got the venue I’m hoping to get kids classes such as football, karate, drama and hopefully even a choir too.”

The dance company has already raised £1,311 of the £2,000 target from 66 donations, at the time of writing.

Image credit: Jennie Doolan

Fundraising events will also take place to convert and kit out the centre once the space is secured.

Doolan added: “Once we get the deposit for the venue secured we’re going to have a massive fundraising day.

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“We’ll have loads of fun activities for the kids like ‘throw a wet sponge at the dance teacher’, face painting and raffles.

“Also, we plan to do bag packing at supermarkets to raise money for equipment like mirrors, ballet bars and gym mats.”

Ms Doolan added: “We’ve been looking for a building for about a year and we’ve finally found the perfect place.”

Anyone able to help raise money for JD Dance, can donate here.

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