Apr 20, 2016
Dancers WOW at Wembley
On Saturday 16th April, over 2500 dancers aged between 5 and 85 took to the pitch to Dance @ Wembley! This is a new record number for the Community Dance Team as we welcomed dancers from schools from London and across the country, as well as Scotland, Wales and Ibiza.
The day kicked off with 150 over 50’s from our ‘Love to Dance’ classes performing two show stopping routines alongside Rock Choir. This is the second year our over 50s have performed and after receiving their rapturous applause one participant, Deanie Evans, was already planning ahead, ‘ That was fantastic, I cannot wait to start learning our routines for next year!’
Next up we were very happy to welcome back our partners, Pro-Excel. Creative director Jason Pennycooke said ‘It is such an honour to be working with the Pro-Excel team, 17 schools and partners Saracens on such a prestigious project. We are yet again breaking records, this show will smash it!’ Their performance with Grammy award winning FOXES wowed the crowds and brought the excitement before kick off to new heights!
If this was not enough, half time saw another 1000 dancers performing with FOXES to her hit single ‘Body Talk’. Having learnt this routine in one of the 30 hour long rehearsals taught over the last 2 weeks, our dancers showed off what they could do and the sea of smiles was endless. 8 year old Katie said ’That was the best thing I have ever done, can we go and do it again now?’
To cap it off, we were joined by All Star Cheer teams: Aylesbury Cheerleading Academy, RT Twilights, University of Hertfordshire Sirens and Saracens School of Cheer Cheerleaders who put on a truly breath-taking stunt routine in the middle of the pitch. FOXES was blown away with their dance moves and made sure the 80,000 strong crowd gave them another blast of cheers and applause.
We cannot wait to Dance @ Wembley again next year and hope you will join us too!
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