This year’s East Surrey Dance Festival was the biggest and best yet with over 600 young people signed up to perform from schools all over East Surrey. The festival took place on 21st and 22nd May 2013 at The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, Surrey.
It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids and young adults to get up and dance in front of an audience of almost 500 people! The atmosphere, throughout the two days, is electric and everyone is so excited to be a part of it. The wonderful thing is that it is not a competition so everyone is cheering each other on and having a blast!
Having just opened a new class at Soper Hall in Caterham at the end of April, we were thrilled when some of our older members agreed to come and dance at the festival (having only had 4 hours of rehearsal time to learn the dance!!) They did amazingly well and were a real credit to Star Steppers. Here they are backstage….
Some of our Reigate Star Steppers made an energetic appearance on the Tuesday night – dancing up a storm to ‘Gangnam Style’! The crowd loved it!! A massive well done to you all.
The Mayor and Mayoress came backstage to meet the children before the show, where they were asked all sorts of questions such as ‘Is that real gold?’ and “Do you live in a castle?’ Then Cllr. Roger Newstead carried out his final duty as Mayor, by kindly introducing the opening show of the festival. It was such an honour to have them there and we very much hope that the new Mayor will join us next year.
The event was featured in the Surrey Mirror last week and is due to appear in the County Border News. So we were very well supported – thanks to Kevin Black and Jenny Seymour.
Photoviva.co.uk were present throughout the two days snapping for britain. Their photos are amazing so please check out some of the photos here on this youtube link….