She impressed the nation with her dazzling footwork when she won Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. But when Camilla Dallerup visited a school in Telford, it was her turn to be impressed.
The former star of the BBC dance show, who left after winning in 2008 with actor Tom Chambers, visited Wrockwardine Wood Arts College to help launch the Telford Dance Showcase.
The showcase, which goes live on February 5 and 6, is a celebration of local children and young people’s dance. Now in its sixth year, it has proved hugely popular.
Camilla, who plays the Fairy Godmother in this year’s Cinderella pantomime at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place, said: “It is fantastic to see so many young people with some awesome dance moves that are sure to stun the audiences at this year’s Telford Dance Showcase. Not only is dance fun and enjoyable, it is a superb form of exercise.
“It is important to encourage dance and the skills it generates in our young people, so I am hugely impressed to see so many young people here embracing the show. Good luck in February.”
The dance showcase is organised by Telford Culture Zone, and is being supported by regional dance agency, DanceXChange.
Councillor Arnold England, for Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “Telford Dance Showcase is a celebration of the wealth of dance talent in our area and a showcase of a wide range of dance styles, giving local children and young people of all ages and abilities the chance to perform in a professional performance.”
Fourteen dance acts have already signed up to take part in Telford Dance Showcase, which will be held at The Place, but a few spaces remain. All ages and dance styles are welcome. Tickets for the showcase are £8, concessions £6. Call the box office on (01952) 382382