Boris and all that jazz hands

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

MP Boris John­son MP swapped par­lia­men­tary de­bates for dance moves when he vis­ited Stage­coach Per­form­ing Arts Uxbridge last week to see chil­dren de­velop their tal­ents in singing, danc­ing, and act­ing.

Ac­com­pa­nied by coun­cil­lor Keith Bur­rows, the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip was in­tro­duced to the school’s cur­ricu­lum for the year, in­clud­ing prepa­ra­tions for the much-loved mu­si­cal, Dis­ney’s Beauty and the Beast Ju­nior.

The Uxbridge school is col­lab­o­rat­ing with other Stage­coach Per­form­ing Arts schools through­out the UK and glob­ally in an at­tempt to set a new Guin­ness World Record for the largest si­mul­ta­ne­ous per­for­mance of one show.

Mr John­son also met stu­dents aged be­tween four and six and was de­lighted to be awarded “Star of the Week” for his par­tic­i­pa­tion. As part of an act­ing les­son, he then prac­ticed var­i­ous “Jazz hand” mo­tions with stu­dents and joked about re-en­act­ing the per­for­mance at Prime Min­is­ter’s Ques­tions the com­ing week.

Stage­coach Uxbridge Prin­ci­pal, Prin­ci­pal Re­becca Od­e­dra, said: “I’m de­lighted Boris John­son took the time out of his busy sched­ule to spend an evening with our stu­dents. It’s the sup­port and en­cour­age­ment the next gen­er­a­tion of young per­form­ing arts stu­dents needs to ig­nite con­fi­dence and Cre­ative Courage for Life.”

The MP said, “I re­ally en­joyed my visit to Stage­coach Per­form­ing Arts Uxbridge. It was a won­der­ful end to the week spend­ing time with such tal­ented, bud­ding young per­form­ers.”

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