Children realising their ambitions to help other children realise their dreams
150 children and young people from across London have joined together to create an Alice in Wonderland dance extravaganza to raise funds for the Make-a- Wish Foundation.
Appearing at New Wimbledon Theatre for one night only (Sunday July 2), the cast consists entirely of pupils from Fancy Footwork, a mobile London dance school founded by Royal Ballet School-trained, Lucy Clay.
Said Lucy: “I am so thrilled to see so many of my students reaching out to help others less fortunate than themselves. This is a professional production that offers an innovative and highly creative narrative, bringing Alice’s magical journey to meet the Queen of Hearts to life. The two-hour performance will feature classical ballet, tap, modern and jazz and is a real showcase for the next generation of talented dancers.”
Show sponsor, Anthony Chenery of Big Yellow Self Storage, added: “We recognise the incredible value initiatives such as this bring to the local community. We share the school’s vision to engage with the arts at a grass roots level and are delighted to support this dynamic theatrical production involving so many gifted and generous-spirited young people.”
Over the last 16 years Fancy Footwork dance school has cemented a reputation in the capital for ballet, tap and modern dance, engaging with children and adults predominantly in SW11 and SW12. Many pupils have gone on to enjoy a professional dance career in vocational ballet schools such as Elmhurst, Tring and the Central School of Ballet.
The show will take place on Sunday, 2 July, 5.30 – 7.30 pm at the New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG.
Tickets are £25 each with all profits donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation available by email: email@example.com.
June 27, 2017