A POPULAR dance group for young children is descending on the county town after going from strength to strength.

Four mums set up the Fizzy Boppers group in Maiden Newton earlier this year, offering high energy dance sessions for children aged up to five.

Due to the popularity of the group extra sessions have been added in Netherbury and a new weekly session has come to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester.

The mums also run an after school club at Greenford Primary School in Maiden Newton, which attracts more than 20 children.

Julia Dodds, Georgie Easton and Kim Sibley, all from Maiden Newton, set up the group along with Cattistock resident Kelly Critchell with the aim of feeding children’s creative interest in music and dance as well as getting them active.

Julia said: “The group has gone from strength to strength attracted at least 20 families a week to three locations we have set up now.”

The sessions are split between themed dances and action songs with children in Maiden Newton currently enjoying country and western while those in Netherbury and Dorchester develop a taste for Salsa.

The groups will also receive a visit from the Easter bunny.

The Dorchester sessions run from 10am to 10.45am on Wednesdays at the Corn Exchange and will be visited by the Easter bunny tomorrow.

The special visitor will be at Maiden Newton Village Hall the following day, with sessions in the village held from 10am to 11am on Thursdays.

Netherbury Village Hall hosts sessions from 9.30am to 10.30am on Mondays and will have their visit from the Easter Bunny on Monday, April 8.

Sessions cost £3 per family with no need to book and people encouraged to turn up on the day.

The groups run every week including during school holidays but not on bank holidays.

For more information about Fizzy Boppers send an email to fizzyboppers@gmail.com or call 07833 718032.

Details are also available from the group’s website at www.fizzy boppers.co.uk.