Dancers enjoy Albert Hall limelight
PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 November 2010
A TALENTED young Weston dance troupe has taken centre stage at one of Britain's most illustrious theatrical venues.
Dance pupils of Adele Stitch, who teaches around North Somerset, were offered a performance slot in a variety show on behalf of children’s charity Barnardo’s.
The teenagers enjoyed two five-minute routines, watched by a sell-out crowd – including 70 of their own family and friends – which helped raise £48,000 for the cause.
Dancer Emily Noke, aged 17, said: “The feeling that I had when I stood on the of the Royal Albert Hall is something that I will never forget.
“I had to pinch myself to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming.”
And mum-of-two Adele, aged 30, added: “It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to support such a special event.
“This was an exceptional and inspiring opportunity for our dancers, who enjoyed every second of it.”
The group has now been invited back to perform at next year’s show, as well as being invited to perform in The People’s Concert at Wembley Arena in March.