St Albans student dance company will perform at national festival

Advance Dance Company. Picture: Megan Wheatley

Advance Dance Company. Picture: Megan Wheatley - Credit: Archant

Talented student dancers from St Albans have been chosen to perform at a national youth festival.

Advance Dance Company, made up of St Albans Girls’ School pupils, will perform a routine called Super Oceanum at U.Dance 2018 in Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich.

Only 11 other groups were selected from more than 290 applicants through a series of 20 regional heats.

U.Dance 2018 is organised by One Dance UK, partnered this year with DanceEast.

One Dance UK’s head of children and young people, Claire Somerville, said: “We were overwhelmed this year with hundreds of applications from youth dance groups from across the country.

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“The standard was exceptionally high and each group can consider themselves winners, having come as far as the regional platform.”

The festival takes place from 13-15 July.

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