As Design & Print Sponsor, the Consider This UK team attended Dance Proms 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday 2nd November 2014.
Dance Proms is a partnership project set up by Royal Albert Hall and awarding organisations IDTA, ISTD and RAD. Each year the project provides the unique opportunity for over 400 young dancers to perform on the iconic venue stage.
The event was hosted by professional dancer Ian Waite, and supported by patrons Darcey Busell, Wayne Sleep, Matt Flint, Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton, Chris Hollins and Lukas McFarlane.
It was a fantastic evening, featuring numerous dance styles such as cheerdance, classical and neo ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz and bollywood. In total there were twenty four acts and five guest acts, including our clients world champion Tap Attack and Aberdeen-based dance school Dancentre. Danscentre was the only school to perform twice. Its first piece, made up of 40 boys, was exclusively chosen by dancer and choreographerWayne Sleep and Strictly Come DancingjudgeDarcey Busell. Principal of Danscentre, Karen Berry says:
“In Aberdeen I don’t see the same resistance to boys attending dance classes that I have seen in many places in Britain and in fact worldwide. Aberdonians are cultured by nature and seem to see through the ridiculous prejudices and perceptions that dance classes are only for girls. Dancers are trained as athletes and as such are strong and skilful as well as expressive and musical. I think more and more boys are being inspired to start dancing, and Dance Proms gave us a chance to bring their talents to a far bigger audience."
The evening ended energetically with all the schools and guest acts joining on stage to dance to "Happy" by Pharrell.
Well done to all the dancers and dance teachers who took part; we are very proud to be the Design and Print Sponsor of the event.