Tap dancers the cream of the crop in tal­ent con­test

Troupe beat 14 other acts to take tro­phy with en­ter­tain­ing rou­tine

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Robert Cum­ber robert.cum­ber@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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