Dancing with the Pop King

Youngsters from local schools took part in a dance session at the Tower Circus to learn some of Michael Jackson's trademark moves.

Youngsters from local schools took part in a dance session at the Tower Circus to learn some of Michael Jackson's trademark moves.

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THE King of Pop Michael Jackson has made his Blackpool entrance with a show-stopping performance by 160 school children.

It came as a display depicting Michael through the ages arrived at Madam Tussauds Blackpool.

The three figures include Michael as a child during the Jackson Five era, from the 1990s when touring the Dangerous album and towards the end of his career when he launched the This Is It tour.

Madame Tussauds general manager Matthew Titherington said: “Michael inspired whole generations of music lovers and it’s great the tour can visit fans across the world. We’re so happy the arrival of the tour has brought so many new fans of his music and dance routines together to perform their own take on his dance moves.”

Blackpool’s own Fever Dance School and Urban Dance Project provided the children with expert dance coaching and performed the routine with them on the day.

Before his death, Michael had two sittings with the Madame Tussauds expert team where hundreds of precise measurements taken, to ensure the figures are as authentic as possible.

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