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Adam spreads a little dance fever at school; Pupils shown how to move to the music.

Byline: By HELENA MARKOVIC helena_markovic@mrn.co.uk

DANCE star Adam Spencer hot-footed his way to his home town of Nuneaton to teach the pupils at his old school how to strut their stuff.

The 19-year-old star of the BBC's popular Strictly Dance Fever show held dance workshops for pupils in years seven, eight and nine at Etone School yesterday.

They learned the hustle as well as other dance styles thanks to Nuneaton- born Adam, who shot to fame after appearing on the Saturday night show.

The fleet-footed dancer, whose parents, Brian and Paula, live in St Andrew's Drive, Whitestone, said: "It's great to be back at my old school and it's even more exciting teaching the students and getting them interested in dance."

The former pupil of Chilvers Coton Primary School, Queens CofE Middle School and King Edward VI College in Nuneaton, was thrown in the deep end on Strictly Dance Fever because he had never had any formal dance training.

Adam was knocked out along with his partner, Rebecca Leonard, a few rounds from the final. But the teenager, who is studying psychology at Manchester University, is hoping to pursue a career in the dance industry.

Etone head teacher Peter Kingham said: "We are privileged to have Adam visit us at Etone. He is a big star now and is in a lot of demand.

"The fact that he is an ex-Etone student and his mum, Paula, is our receptionist helps us to gain his services."

Adam has won a scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts School in Surrey but needs sponsorship to take up his place. Anyone who can help Adam reach his dancing dream should call Paula Spencer on 07816 638031.

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DN10670_1; CLASS ACT: Adam Spencer with pupils Ben Banes (left) and Samantha Hibbs (right) during his visit to Etone School yesterday - and (above) Adam with his Strictly Dance Fever partner Rebecca Leonard. Main picture: DARRYL SMITH
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