The schools first experience of the Young Performers Show was in November 2004, when 21 pupils from the dance school tripped the light fantastic on the West End Stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The senior pupils performed a funky jazz/street combo to Britney Spear’s and Madonna’s re-mix of “Me Against The Music”. The inter pupils performed their jazz dance to “Stronger” by Britney Spears. Then finally, all of the pupils performed together in a tap routine to Robbie
William's version of “Me and My Shadow”. All of the pupils performed very well, considering for many it was their first time on a stage.
Our second Young Performers show was in September 2005, when 29 pupils travelled to London again. This time all of the pupils were dancing together in a jazz number to S Club 7’s “Don’t Stop Moving” with this opening the show. We then moved on to our exhausting Safri Duo “Bongo Song” that is a combination of jazz, street and hip-hop. Our final dance was to Girls Aloud’s “Wake Me Up”, a bit more of a sassy number with jazz mixed in. Again it was a fantastic show, and the pupils are beginning to become real professionals with the shows.
Our third visit to Her Majesty’s Theatre was in October 2006, with 23 pupils taking part. After just 8 weeks of incredible rehearsals, the pupils went on stage and performed their best yet.
The pupils did a jazz dance to Leo Sayers' new version of “Thunder in my Heart”, with pupils as young as 6 years old performing amongst 16 year olds. Competition pupils then performed their group dance to “I Believe” from the film Honey, to another exceptional standard. The final dance of the show was performed by our pupils dancing to “Footloose” from the famous film and musical, and what a way it was to end the show!!
Our fourth visit to Young Performers in November 2007 saw 30 youngsters come together on stage to perform to "Every
time We Touch" by Cascada, which was a funky Modern Jazz number that lit up the stage.
The second dance of the evening was to Bassment Jaxx's "Do Your Thing" and the young performers certainly did that.
The final dance was to a piece of music called "Explosive" and that is what it certainly was. It was a combination of Ballet, Spanish and Modern and it was a very powerful routine.
Well done to all that were involved!!! Keep up the good work!!
Our fifth visit is scheduled for April 2009 where we are again taking 30 youngsters to perform on the West End stage. For half of the dancers it is going to be their first time being involved in this; so I wish all performers - new and old - all the best of luck!!