IT was a landmark moment for a local dance group when it had its first show in Hexham’s Queen’s Hall back in 1985.

And the group, Splitz Dance, is still going strong as tomorrow night will be the 35th instalment of the annual show.

Set up to provide a platform for people from across the Tyne Valley to perform dance routines to an audience, hundreds of locals both young and old have been involved in the shows over the years.

Each year, proceeds from the performance go to a different charity and this year’s chosen recipient is the Hexham-based Lifespan, which works with people with life limiting illnesses.

Since the first show in 1985, which raised money for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, more than £80,000 has been handed over to local causes.

Tomorrow’s show will come complete with dance performances from Splitz members, while Humshaugh singer/songwriter Amy Ridley will also perform.

Samba drummers from Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School will showcase their talents, while a fashion show including clothing ranges from Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins and M&Co will take place.

The show starts at 7pm.