Sarah Anne Westcott Dance And Performing Arts Studios.
Dance 2015: North Devon Journal Review
Redhead enjoys Dance 2015 at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple
Classical ballet to raunchy burlesque, exuberant hoedown to cool contemporary, terrific
tap to the moving story telling of lyrical modern, all presented with wonderful
costumes, stunning lighting and dramatic effects contributed to an absolutely
magical atmosphere in the latest show from Sarah Anne Westcott Dance Studios.
range of performers was vast, from three to 60+, and as the youngest cast
members took to the stage in Under The Sea. T he applause was rapturous and the excitement
and emotion of the audience ran high. There were actually tears from many –
tears of pride it should be added!
first act to a close, Me Ol' Bamboo saw more than 20 dancers performing with
their sticks, showing fantastic team work and not a prop out of place.
Bohemienne opened the second act – this lovely ballet number was choreographed
by the school's patron, Brenda Last OBE and was danced beautifully by the
students. There was also some strong male work shown by the only boy in the
piece, Bayley Webster.
theatre contribution was excellent, as was the female soloist. Miss Tamsin Ball
was her usual cool and immaculate self. I am reliably informed that Yazzy
Chamberlain, who sang in the matinee performance, was equally spectacular.
show one lady was heard to ask: "How do they do it?" How indeed? As
Miss Westcott herself said: "Loving to dance isn't enough – reaching this
standard takes hours of hard work, determination and dedication. If you can
bring the best out of the dancers and singers, while making it look easy, then
the hard work and hours spent looking for the right music is all
dancers (and those excellent not-quite-so-young tappers) will remember this
night as being part of something very special indeed. Warm congratulations to
I, for one,
am already looking forward to the next production from the Sarah Anne Westcott
Dance Studios and I am sure I'm not alone.