Skaters put on spectacular show at Wakefield skate park

Park Life performance. Thornes Park, Wakefield.'w301e229
Park Life performance. Thornes Park, Wakefield.'w301e229
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SKATERS, dancers and free-runners put on a spectacular show as they performed at Wakefield Skate Park.

The Park Life event – which was held last Thursday at the Thornes Park site – saw a range of young individuals wow crowds with their stunts.

Park Life performance. Thornes Park, Wakefield.'w301f229

Park Life performance. Thornes Park, Wakefield.'w301f229

The event was part of the Big Dance 2012 initiative, and saw a group of young performers, aged between 12 and 21, dressed in red, white and blue in a patriotic nod to the upcoming Olympic Games.

The performances, watched by 150 spectators, was in preparation for a larger event commissioned by the Arts Council at Millennium Square, Leeds, on Sunday.

Sophie Done, community dance leader, said: “It went really well, we got really good feedback. People liked the fact we brought young people together in one area.

“There was a really good atmosphere. There were quite a lot of young people watching as well.”

She added: “Due to the 2012 Olympics being hosted in London we have decided to use the Olympic motto ‘faster, higher, stronger’ as the theme for our choreography.”

Park Life forms part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations for communities outside London. The Big Dance festival ran from May to July and involved people of all ages and abilities.