On Saturday 15th October 2016, a group of 15 Dance Stables children from our Dance club at Stanburn Primary School, Harrow, competed in Hoffmann’s Got Talent at Victoria Hall, Harrow. The event, organised by Frances Pestano, raised money on behalf of the Hoffmann Foundation for Autism to make their new Sensory Room.
We were so proud to be part of an evening filled with local talent. The acts ranged from dancers to singers, magicians to comedians, solo acts to group numbers. Our children were so well behaved and really did themselves, Dance Stables and their school proud.
They burst onto the stage with lots of expression and energy, that brought smiles to the faces of the judges and audience alike. As one of the youngest groups competing, I was really impressed with their confidence and team morale. Backstage, they were so professional and polite, bringing this professionalism to the stage too. In our clubs and classes at Dance Stables, we encourage children to show good studio and performance etiquette, and this was certainly demonstrated on the night.
The dance routine that they performed was a new style for the children and they performed it brilliantly. So much characterisation and performance, that certainly wowed the crowd! Performing to Madness, “One Step Beyond”, the children definitely took one step beyond my expectations and went out for the win!
Their hard work and determination paid off and, with the judges scores and the audiences vote combined this talented group of young dancers were awarded the runner up prize of the night. Well deserved!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Frances and all the organisers at Hoffmanns Foundation for Autism. Frances said "I really am grateful to you that you supported this Event from beginning to end and your group of Dancers were so lively and good spirited." It was a great night that we were honoured to be a part of. Same time next year? :)
For more information on the charity, please go to www.hoffmannfoundation.org.uk
We are also fundraising this weekend in aid of Great of Ormond Street Hospital, at our Saturday Academy in Islington. Drop us an email to get involved in our #BakeItBetter event.