Troupes from across two counties delivered an evening of spectacular dance in front of 300 people.

Held at the Spotlight Theatre in Hoddesdon on June 29, the eNgage show had a cast of 130 perform in styles including street dance, tap and musical theatre.

Performers were of all ages and abilities, from eight to 72 years-old.

The evening had new group Mayhem Theatre Arts close the show with performers throughout the decade, Big Funksters Tappers on stage for the first time and CoCoCare, an adult group with disabilities from Colchester, wowing the audience with their use of props and quick costume changes.

Jason Theatre School celebrated girl power with a feisty but feel-good female medley before Straight Up Dance closed the first act with a piece inspired by The Greatest Showman.

DNA Studios and Flux Dance Collective choreographed pieces especially for the show to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

The show is organised by the Epping Forest District Museums Heritage and Culture team and is part of the U.Dance network of events that aim to provide every child and young person with the opportunity to take part in a dance performance.

The flyer and programme for the show are designed by Art and Design student, Annabel Christian from Epping Forest College who beat fellow classmates to be the winning design.

Councillor Richard Bassett, Epping Forest District Council’s Chairman, attended, and said: “What an amazing evening, I consider it a privilege to have been invited.

"It’s wonderful to be a part of an event that showcases so much local artistic flair and talent. I was exhausted by the sheer energy of all the groups.

"Congratulations to the performers and well done to all of the event organisers for putting on such a wonderful show.

"Please make sure you get a ticket for next year it’s not to be missed.”