Search

East Ham dance troupe shortlisted in Glee Challenge

07:00 08 November 2012

Archant

Meet the East Ham dancers full of joy and expectation. The troupe from the Deborah Day Theatre School has won through to the Grand Final of the Glee Club Challenge where they will strut their stuff at the Indigo O2 Arena next month.

They have a chance to win a share of £5,000 in prizes in the contest run by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

The group of girls and boys is one of three winners from the London regional final held at Stratford Circus where eight groups – a total of 180 performers – took centre stage. Now in its second year the contest is designed to find the best groups of young musical talent and involves schools, youth clubs, drama and dance groups, even those just starting out.

All finalists attended “boot-camp” workshops with a professional singing coach and choreographer to help develop their skills.

The nine winners will contest the final judged by Graham Norton, Tamzin Outhwaite and new judge Brenda Edwards, currently playing Killer Queen in the West End’s We Will Rock You and former X Factor finalist.

Newham’s Deborah Day Theatre School is based at the Hartley Centre, Barking Road. A spokesman: “We are thrilled! We learnt so much from the process last year and are relishing that opportunity again.”

* For further details visit www.gleeclubchallenge.co.uk. Tickets for the final cost £13, visit www.theO2.co.uk

0 comments

Latest Entertainment Stories

Thu, 10:00
Tara Arts is bringing a new adaptation of Macbeth to Stratford Circus

Three drag queens from Mumbai will be brewing up some trouble when they travel to Stratford this week.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Slow Show - White Water

Feted, mellow indie troubadours deliver on their early promise.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday

The pop-rock icon’s songwriting pen still fires far too many blanks on his second album.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tigercats - Mysteries

Mysteries’ lightweight indie-pop with soul threatens to win your heart and mind.

Most read entertainment

People are not happy with Hopkins’ comments, yet again.

There’s going to be more than 4,000 people standing for election – and other fun facts.

Scotland Yard confirmed it was looking into allegations made on the day the Top Gear presenter was axed.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder