A HOST of dance schools and choirs from across Dorset will join together for a unique charity show in Poole next spring.

Dancing with Choirs takes place at Lighthouse Theatre, Poole on March 10, directed by Marie Duffy Pask, choreographer of the internationally-acclaimed Lord of the Dance.

All proceeds will go to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation and the Wessex Heartbeat charity.

Eve Went, one of the founders of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF), said: “Imagine classical ballet performed to the Ellie Goulding song How Long will I love you and jazz dancers accompanied by a choir singing iconic Michael Jackson songs - this extraordinary production will be a feast for the eyes and ears.”

She added: “Marie Duffy Pask is also bringing some of her famous dancers to perform. And all the money raised from this great show will be used to help Dorset families coping with cancer and to help fund the ground breaking cardiac unit at Southampton General Hospital.”

Youngsters from Centre Stage School of Dance & Performing Arts based in Poole will be performing with the Just Sing adult choir.

Zoe Mather, principal director of Centre Stage, said: “We are very proud to be part of this show.It is for such a worthy cause and the children will have great fun performing on this wonderful platform.”

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) was set up in 2012 by Eve Went, Pam Jeffries and Leslie-May Harrison, from Poole, to help families facing financial hardships because of cancer.

Wessex Heartbeat was founded 25 years ago and has raised almost £16 million for the Wessex Cardiac Centre. To book, call Lighthouse on 01202 280000.