Two Year 11 students from King Edward VI High School have been doing their school and local community proud after taking part in the opening performance of a national Rugby match at Wembley Stadium. Sammie Gulliver and Aisling Deegan, both in Year 11, performed alongside hundreds of other dancers at a recent rugby match, wowing audiences and TV viewers with their talent.
Sammie and Aisling are both members of local dance school, Dance Connection, based in Newport, Shropshire; and have been for nine years. They have both performed in a local show at Oakengates every year and performed at carnivals and open days in Newport.
Sammie says, “The styles were do are tap, ballet, contemporary and free style”. The girls have not only danced at such famous venues as Wembley but also at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Saddlers Wells and Sammie has even performed with her dance school at Disneyland Paris.
However Sammy said that dancing at Wembley at the weekend was a big moment for her. “We danced in front of 80,650 people and performed to songs by the Grammy Award-winning Foxes who sang live at the stadium”.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, praised the girls and their local dance school for their great achievement. “What a great experience, to dance in front of thousands of people, on live television, and show the world your talent. Sammie and Aisling are both very gifted dancers and clearly devote a great deal of their spare time to dancing. Their school is very proud of them both and in awe of their talents. Well done Sammie, well done Aisling!”
Since the performance, Sammie has completed her first dance exam and achieved an “Honour” with a score of over 90%.
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