These 3 young people Alicia Jackson (16), Jaime Tank( 17) and Oakley Bassford ( 12) currently train at The Dupont dance stage school in Leicester.
Dupont Dance Stage school was founded by Janette Dupont in the 1950s. It is now run by her daughter and son in law Rebecca and Oscar Sarrafan and is currently one of the leading stage schools in the country.
In June 2020 Dupont Dance Stage school will be competing as part of the 550 strong "Team England" at the Dance world cup in Rome. Dance World Cup is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. 45 of Dupont's students aged 6-18 years will perform 35 dances chosen by the national selectors from thousands of entries across the country.
Alicia, Jaime and Oakley have all been chosen to compete at Dance World Cup as soloists and we are lucky enough to have them here today to perform one of their qualifying solos each.
To compete for England is an honour and an incredible lifetime experience for these students but it comes with considerable expense. Entry fees, Team England Tracksuits, costumes, travel costs and accommodation are costing in the region of £1000 per child. Any donations therefore no matter how small will be thoroughly appreciated and welcomed.
If you wish to make a small donation, please click on the link below to the Fundraising site.
We hope you enjoyed their performances.