Local children and young people stars of the show at Greenwich Dance’s annual showcase
More than 100 children and young people performed to sold-out audiences on Friday and Saturday night (19-20 March), as part of a celebration of local talent hosted by Greenwich Dance.
As part of their annual showcase, groups from Greenwich Dance’s Saturday morning dance classes presented their work to an audience of family and friends. They were joined by Lotus Youth Dance Company, and pupils from St. Ursula’s Convent School, Halstow Primary School and St. Alfege with St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School - who all performed in front of the packed crowd.
Also performing their work were members of Dancing to the Music of Time – Greenwich Dance’s weekly creative dance sessions for dancers aged 60 and above.
The two evenings – titled The Future is Unwritten – were presented by celebrated writer and performer Maxwell Golden, and offered a unique blend of dance, verse and musical comedy, all based on the theme of the future. The events took place at Greenwich Dance’s home, The Borough Hall - a Grade II-listed Art Deco building at the heart of Greenwich.
Caron Loudy, Greenwich Dance’s Artistic Programme Manager, said after the event: “These annual showcase events are a wonderful opportunity for young people to share dance with their families and friends – and it was fantastic to see so many youngsters taking part and enjoying themselves whilst dancing.
“We know that dance is a great opportunity for people to get creative and stay active - so giving these young people a platform to perform is a really important part of our work to bring dance to the local community.”
Greenwich Dance is a registered charity, and receives funding from Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This project was supported by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.