Tears of joy at roaring applause
AN Ashford dance principal was reduced to tears of happiness as her students were greeted with roaring applause on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Amy Mead, of Feet Beats Dance School, said: “I cried my eyes out just looking at the pride on their parents’ faces as they all joined in with the rest of the 5,000-strong audience to acknowledge them.” Her students were among 24 other schools from around Britain who displayed their talents on Sunday in a production called The Mardi Gras Stars in the Round. “Our students really wowed the audience,” said Amy. “The applause was rapturous and prolonged – immense. It was truly amazing. “I cried my eyes out, just watching their parents clapping and waving to them. I knew I had done my job.” The school has three locations for classes in Tenterden, Biddenden and more recently at Ashford’s Stour Centre.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic was one of the numbers
Feet Beats’ final dress rehearsal before they go on stage