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New tap dancers on tip-top form
Published 12/05/14



SINODUN Players will be putting on their dancing shoes and showing off some nifty footwork in Richard Harris’ tap dancing comedy drama Stepping Out, writes Carol Evans.

The feelgood award winning play revolves around eight wannabe hoofers who attend a weekly tap dancing class in a dingy church hall in Eighties’ north London.

Alarmingly, just as they are picking up the basics, they learn they are to perform at a charity gala.

At first, the seven women and one gauche male use the classes more for gossip and a laugh but as the big day draws near, their uncoordinated attempts at dancing become more skilful.

It also becomes evident that everyone in the group, including their teacher, ex-pro Mavis, carries some emotional baggage. However, group camaraderie plus the challenge of the upcoming show help them face their personal demons.


Since February when rehearsals started, the whole cast have dedicated their spare time to dance. Three of them — Meg Harmer, Fiona Prince and Sue Ledger — have had to learn from scratch, while others have varied levels of ability.

Director Ric Harley describes the show as a “Bums-on-seats quality play” and is impressed with theperformers’ total immersion in the action.

She says: “Some of the cast are experienced dancers, some have rusty skills and others haven’t tapped at all so for them the learning curve has been very steep. But they have all been totally dedicated to learning the new skill. I am truly amazed how much they have picked up in such a short time.”

• Performances take place at Wallingford Corn Exchange from May 20 to 24 at 7.45pm. Tickets are 10 from the box office (01491) 825000 or online at www.cornexchange.org.uk.

PUBLISHED 12/05/14



 
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