I don’t go to the theatre as often as I’d like to but each time I make the effort I vow to not leave it so long. Hearing the orchestra warm up and knowing each performer is going through their ritual of getting focused before the ‘beginners call’ brings back fond memories from my dancing days in the West End.
I recently went to see ‘Half a Sixpence’ and could rave about it all day long. The familiar show was so romantically endearing it had the whole audience on its side. It’s a fantastic show for the whole family and well worth a watch.
Going to the theatre has totally propelled me to organise my own show. ‘Don’t Walk, Dance!’ is being held at the Hertford theatre in July and I can’t wait!
After rehearsing for months, the children will be so excited to be waiting in the wings wearing their costumes and make up. Feelings of apprehension and uncertainty will wash over them as they wonder what they’re actually doing dressed as a ladybird about to jete and pirouette in front of hundreds of people. But as they step into the spotlight and the familiar music comes on, their fear vanishes and they’re actually doing it! At they strike their final pose the roar from the audience is heard. They did it! It generates a feeling of elation like no other. All the hard work was suddenly worth it and they’ll be so proud of themselves- as will I be!
There are still places in some of our classes, should your child wish to participate in ‘Don’t Walk, Dance’. Get in touch as rehearsals will begin soon!