People were dancing in the streets of Winchester today.

A group of dancers including Blue Apple Theatre co founder Tommy Jessop, Winchester based dancer Katie Francis, and members of the University of Winchester D@win Dance Company took park in a 21 hour danceathon for World Down’s Syndrome Day.

Both Katie and Tommy have downs syndrome. Tommy is a BAFTA winning actor and Katie recently went on tour with the Candoco Dance Company in Paris. The contemporary dance company works with disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Starting outside Winchester's Great Hall, the dancers boogied their way to the Buttercross before making their way to St Swithun Upon Kingsgate church, then back to the cathedral and St Lawrence in the Square church before dancing their way to the university.

Jane Jessop co founder of The Blue Apple theatre said: " It's been absolutely amazing. we have been dancing since 5am. It's brought together dancers of all abilities."

"I just hope that it will show people that those with downs syndrome can have active and fulfilling lives, and shows what they can do."

We have some very old fashioned views on downs syndrome in this country that that they cannot do anything. and I hope this goes someway to challenging that."