Quay Theatre Arts' dancers join spectacular

STAR STRUCK: The 10 talented youngsters of Quay Theatre Arts at the Royal Albert Hall

STAR STRUCK: The 10 talented youngsters of Quay Theatre Arts at the Royal Albert Hall

First published in News Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TALENTED Weymouth dancers wowed thousands at the Royal Albert Hall for the second year running.

A group from Quay Theatre Arts were selected from hundreds of acts across the country to dance at the iconic venue.

The spectacular performance was part of Dance Proms 2012 which aims to find the best dancers in all genres from ballet to ballroom, salsa to street dance and jive to jazz dance.

It is the second year the event has been held with performances by 28 of the best young dance acts from around the UK.

Ten Quay Theatre Art youngsters, aged 14 to 17, performed a lyrical modern dance piece to Sting’s ‘Every Breath You Take’ and took part in the stunning finale featuring 450 dancers.

Quay Theatre Arts co-owner and choreographer Jill Tindale said: “Dance Proms was a spectacular event and the students loved every minute of it. “Dancing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall was an incredible experience and to perform alongside celebrity dancers was a dream come true for the students. “The finale was a real highlight – seeing over 450 talented dancers on stage gave us all goose bumps.”

Miss Tindale said the company was proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary marked by the performance.

The talented teenagers shared the stage with Strictly Come Dancing’s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova and Top Hat’s Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen. To qualify for Dance Proms, dance teachers were asked to submit a short dance piece featuring original choreography performed by their students in any genre.

This year, genres ranged from traditional ballet and tap, to cheerleading and Latin American dance and Quay Theatre Arts impressed a panel of judges enough to make it into the top 25.

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