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Boogie Beebies to get children in dance mode

PUBLISHED: 12:30 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:31 23 August 2010

KID S entertainer Boogie Pete is preparing to have you dancing in the aisles. The BBC children s television presenter Pete Hillier has taken his Bafta-winning show Boogie Beebies on the road and will be gracing Gravesend this Easter. Joined by friends S

KID'S entertainer Boogie Pete is preparing to have you dancing in the aisles.

The BBC children's television presenter Pete Hillier has taken his Bafta-winning show Boogie Beebies on the road and will be gracing Gravesend this Easter.

Joined by friends Sunny the Kangaroo and Bobo the Monkey, as well as neighbour Jenny, Boogie Pete will have your children out of their chairs and dancing throughout the action-packed show at the Woodville Halls, Gravesend.

He said: "The live show is really very audience interactive. The idea is to get the children moving and dancing and singing all along to their favourite songs. Hopefully a lot will recognise me from the television, but those who haven't will hopefully still enjoy it."

Hillier, 32, started his career as a professional dancer and actor in the West End and has written, directed and co-produced Boogie Pete, as well as playing the lead role.

"We recorded two series of Boogie Beebies, which was played three times a day five days a week, but then began doing re-runs. Such was its success I took some time away and decided to make the show my own," he said.

He described how the television show was designed to encourage children to be more active, teaching dance routines and moves during the show, much like an aerobics video, before a final dance routine in the style of a pop video at the end.

"We would have a theme each week, so we would be in an aeroplane and do flying moves, or in a supermarket and so the theme might be shopping. I have tried to keep to the main concept that is getting the children active and involved and teaching them to enjoy dancing," he added.

Boogie Pete is due to appear at the Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend, on Monday, April 12.

Tickets, which can be ordered by calling 01474 33 77 74, cost £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for children.

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