Nostalgia: Thriller nights in Edinburgh

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IT was their tribute to the King of Pop, thrilling crowds with the moonwalk as they did their best to be anything but bad.

As these youngsters took to the stage in Buster Browns nightclub, in Market Street, in April 1989 they gave polished performances of some of pop megastar Michael Jackson’s most famed moves – all in a night they were likely to never forget.

Children perform a Michael Jackson tribute in April 1989. Picture: TSPL

Children perform a Michael Jackson tribute in April 1989. Picture: TSPL

Memories were in the making this week also when local dance students from MGA Academy got the chance to take part in a master class with actors from the Dirty Dancing stage production, which will arrive at the Playhouse in February 2015.

For many fans of the 1980s film, the temptation to get up and dance in the aisles may prove too much.

Dancing session in the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street

Dancing session in the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street

Members of The Royal Scottish Dance Society rehearsing on the lawn at George Heriot's School for their display "An Edinburgh Fancy" which will run at the Royal High School

Members of The Royal Scottish Dance Society rehearsing on the lawn at George Heriot's School for their display "An Edinburgh Fancy" which will run at the Royal High School

Open Air Dancing

Open Air Dancing

Six little girl ballet dancers from Madame Ada's School of dancing show at Leith Town Hall in May 1964.

Six little girl ballet dancers from Madame Ada's School of dancing show at Leith Town Hall in May 1964.