Dance troupe line up for new year event

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DANCERS rep­re­sent­ing Hilling­don in London’s New Year’s Day Pa­rade scooped third prize for their per­for­mance.

More than 40 mem­bers of the dance and per­form­ing arts agency JAM2000 danced their way from Pic­cadilly to Par­lia­ment Square on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 1.

Wear­ing elab­o­rate cos­tumes and hold­ing signs mark­ing the bor­ough’s un­der­ground sta­tions, they danced along­side a London busshaped float in the pa­rade, which was themed ‘London on the move’ and cel­e­brated the cap­i­tal’s trans­port net­work.

Hilling­don Coun­cil was one of 14 London au­thor­i­ties to en­ter a float to com­pete for a cash prize.

The per­form­ers from the agency in Pem­broke Road, Ruis­lip, who had spent months re­hears­ing, de­sign­ing cos­tumes and mak­ing the float, won £5,000 for the mayor of Hilling­don’s cho­sen char­ity, Michael So­bell Hospice in North­wood.

Hilling­don mayor Coun­cil­lor Cather­ine Dann said: “The pa­rade is a great way to start the New Year and help raise money for a very wor­thy cause.

“I would like to thank ev­ery­one who took part. A lot of hard work went into cre­at­ing such a vis­ually stun­ning float for Hilling­don.”

The float was spon­sored by Na­tional House Build­ing Coun­cil, Howard Te­nens West London Trans­port, Bell­way Homes, Red­way Homes, Hill Part­ner­ships Ltd, St George West London Ltd, J Red­ding­ton Ltd, Em­pee Silk Fab­rics Ltd and Gibbs Gillep­sie es­tate agents.

n PA­RADE: More than 40 mem­bers of the dance and per­form­ing arts agency JAM2000 danced their way from Pic­cadilly to Par­lia­ment Square

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