GIRLS from a Watlington dance school are to perform in front of about 2,500 holidaymakers at
GIRLS from a Watlington dance school are to perform in front of about 2,500 holidaymakers at Disneyland Paris.
They all attend the Peformanze dance studio, which is run by Rosie Easton and holds workshops at the Memorial Club in High Street.
The eight- to 16-year-olds from Watlington, Benson and the surrounding villages practise for about three hours each week. They are working on a variety of routines for the 30-minute show in Paris in August. There will be a mixture of group, small group, duet and solo dances â?? and some particularly quick changes of costume.
Mrs Easton said: “The aim of the show is to give the girls a glimpse into Disney’s world of entertainment by offering them the unique experience of becoming a ‘Disney performer’ for the day.
“I am so proud of all the girls, who have shown great commitment and have risen to the challenge of some strict coaching from myself and other teachers and specialists so that they can be confident they will shine in their performance on the day.
“The girls have worked so very hard to have this opportunity. Hours upon hours have been put in by staff, children and the parents running children to practices and fund-raising events.
“I am so very proud of every single one of them. They are lovely to teach and I know this is going to be an opportunity of a lifetime, one that will stay with them forever.”
The girls and their families have held fete stalls, raffles and cake sales and raised about £2,000 towards the cost of travel to Paris.
The girls have already danced at Sadler’s Wells, where they competed against dance schools from across the country, and at the New Theatre in Oxford.