Tap dancers the cream of the crop in talent contest
Troupe beat 14 other acts to take trophy with entertaining routine
A TAP dancing troupe with members aged 17 to 70 hotfooted its way to first place in Yiewsley and West Drayton’s Got Talent.
Tap for Fun’s entertaining routine triumphed over 14 other acts competing on Saturday in the show organised by Yiewsley and West Drayton Community Association (YWDCA).
Victory earned the group £250, with £100 going to runner-up Hillingdon Theatre Dance Centre, whose members rolled back the years to strut their stuff to a 1970s medley soundtrack.
Around 150 spectators packed in to the YWDCA centre in Harmondsworth Road, West Drayton, for the contest, with the Hillingdon mayor and mayoress, councillors George and Judy Cooper, among the audience.
A seven-year-old pianist and an opera singer belting out Nessun Dorma were among the singers, dancers and musicians competing at the event.
The evening was styled on ITV show Britain’s Got Talent, controversially won this year by a dog which had a stunt double stand in for it during the tightrope walking section of the routine.
Centre manager Jackie Westbrook said: “The standard was absolutely brilliant and the atmosphere was incredible.
“We had people cheering during the performances. It was like being on X Factor at times!”
She thanked everyone who helped make the night happen, including compere Darryl Boot, judges Laurence Frankel, Tomorr Kokona and councillor Peter Davis, and local plumbing firm John Guest, which sponsored the show.
The standard was absolutely brilliant and the
atmosphere was incredible”
n TROPHY: Winner Tap for Fun receives the award at Yiewsley and West Drayton’s Got Talent