Dancers head to London
Two Tawa girls will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November alongside 14 aspiring dancers from the Wellington Dance Academy – formerly Paula Hunt Dance.
Olivia Harris, 14, and Jemima Scott, 12, were among those selected from more than 1000 entries to perform at the Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on November 3.
Only 24 other groups from around the world had made the final lineup for the performance, Wellington Dance Academy principal Paula Hunt said.
The academy group, whose dancers range in age from 11 to 15, was the only one chosen from New Zealand to attend and will perform a dance to Ave Maria.
The opportunity was a once in a lifetime experience, Ms Hunt said.
‘‘This is about as big as a dream can get for a young dancer.
‘‘The Royal Albert Hall is the most outstanding theatre and to say you’ve danced on the stage there is something these dancers will be telling their grandchildren.
‘‘ Only a few New Zealand dancers will ever be able to lay claim to that.’’
The group will visit the Elmhurst School of Ballet and attend The Royal Ballet’s production of Don Quixote as part of their travels.
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