Southwold and Reydon youngsters make for West End to take part in dance show

Youngsters from Southwold's Bojangles Dance for Children will take part in a performance on London's

Youngsters from Southwold's Bojangles Dance for Children will take part in a performance on London's West End. Picture: Courtesy of Sara Foley - Credit: Archant

If performing amid the shining lights of the West End is a dancer's dream, a group of 13 girls from Southwold and Reydon are about to have their dreams come true.

If performing amid the shining lights of the West End is a dancer's dream, a group of 13 girls from Southwold and Reydon are about to have their dreams come true.

The girls, who are aged from five to 13, will take the stage together at London's Her Majesty's Theatre as part of a Young Performers' Children's Variety Performance on Sunday, June 11.

The girls all dance with Bojangles Dance for Children in Southwold.

Sara Filek, school principal, said they girls - many of whom attended Reydon Primary School - were all looking forward to the show.


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Miss Filek said: 'It's the first time a lot of the children will have performed in a show at all, let alone on a West End stage, so you can imagine how exciting it will be for them.

'The show is all about giving young people the chance to perform at a big theatre like that.'

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The girls will dance to two pieces - firstly a tap routine to the song Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, and then a modern dance routine to Meghan Trainor's song Dear Future Husband.

Miss Filek said the girls had been rehearsing for about five months for the show.

She said they had made a lot of progress to get to the standard they are at now.

Miss Filek said: 'I'm very proud of them. They have done a great job and have spent a lot of time rehearsing, and some of them haven't been dancing for very long.'

Youngsters from six other dance schools across the country will also perform on the same night at the theatre, which is the home of Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennial musical favourite, The Phantom of the Opera.

Miss Filek said a coach funded by the Southwold Trust would take the children and family members to the show, and they would wear bright, glittery costumes funded by the Southwold Lions Club.

Bojangles Dance for Children meets on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm at the Stella Peskett Milliennium Hall in Mights Road, Southwold. To find out more about joining, call 07702 031519.

Do you know of some youngsters who are taking part in an exciting event? Email reporter Stuart Anderson at stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk

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