Dance students to perform in London

Dance students from The Stage Factory Dance & Theatre School
Dance students from The Stage Factory Dance & Theatre School

TALENTED dance students from St Helens are preparing to perform at the Albert Hall.

The Stage Factory Dance and Theatre School is gearing up for a double celebration after securing a coveted place to perform at Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on November 15 in the same year as the school’s 10th anniversary.

Eight students, aged between 14 to 18 will make up just one of the 22 acts chosen from over 200 entries to take to the stage in front of an audience of dance lovers, talent spotters and celebrity patrons including Darcey Bussell CBE, Matt Flint and Arlene Philips.

Their dance, Bang Bang is a tap piece and the dancers will be joined on the iconic stage by dancers from as far afield as Norway and Italy and other young dancers performing in a range of other genres such as ballet, street dance and Latin American dance.

Chorographer Helen Pender, said: “What better way to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary than a performance at the Royal Albert Hall representing our forte - tap.”

To qualify for Dance Proms, dance teachers submitted a short dance piece featuring original choreography in any genre and performed as a solo, couple, trio or group.

Entries were submitted online by video and selected by a panel including artistic directors and senior examiners from the world of dance.

Dance Proms, this year sponsored by Capezio, was established to celebrate dance in all its forms and the unique relationship between students and their dance teachers.

For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit royalalberthall.com or call 020 7589 8212.