Sunday, 19 September 2021

Girls perform in mass dance troupe for Wembley crowd

THIRTY girls from a Watlington dance school performed to a crowd of more than 86,000 rugby

THIRTY girls from a Watlington dance school performed to a crowd of more than 86,000 rugby fans at Wembley Stadium.

The group from Performanze joined almost 1,200 dancers from across the UK for the warm-up show for the Saracens versus Harlequins game on Saturday.

They formed part of the world’s biggest backing dance troupe for singer Foxes, who sang some of her songs to the spectators.

The girls worked hard to learn the two dance routines, giving up two whole weekends to be coached by choreographers and dancers from pro-Excel, a company that specialises in mass movement entertainment for elite sports events.

After a long morning spent rehearsing at the stadium, the six- to 16-year-olds entertained the crowd near the touchline.



Performanze school principal Rosie Easton said: “What an amazing opportunity for our 30 dancers to rock Wembley.

“Thank you to all the girls, who were such a pleasure to take care of on the day. Our girls are kind, organised, professional, and hard-working — they were all fabulous. We create dances aimed at showcasing all ages and abilities with children developing physically, emotionally and cognitively as rounded dancers and people, all in a loving, family atmosphere.”

Anna Rowe, a mother of one of the dancers, said: “It was a great day.

“Thank you so much for giving our girls such great opportunities.”



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