Dancers head to Lon­don

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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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