Proud parent Trish Danielles from Coleview says The Estelle's School of Dance summer show was great.
I just had to write to say what a wonderful show Estelle's School of Dance put on at the Wyvern Theatre on 21 June.
Their performance of Peter Pan the British Musical was amazing – a truly wonderful experience. The show was very professional, from the fantastic sets and the scenery to the lovely and colourful costumes, to the fantastic flying scenes – which no doubt took some practise.
The songs were very catchy and you couldn't help humming along to them and of course the dancing was really polished, from the beautiful Stars and Dawn ballet to the frantic pirates tap which filled the stage (I believe that there were 89 pupils in total on the stage at one point), from the brilliant "Braves to War" to the tiniest of Tinkerbells, some less than 2 years old, who fluttered delicately round the stage and sung so sweetly.
The Lost Boys scene was great, as was "The Darlings." I must also comment on the fantastic youngsters who held the main parts so well with their tuneful and beautiful singing and realistic acting – they were so professional for those so young – true stars in the making. I must mention in particular Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Tinkerbell (who was terrific) and of course Michael – the youngest (and cutest) of them all – you all did yourselves – and the dancing school proud – well done!
It’s a great pity that the Swindon Advertiser was not able to send anyone to review such a wonderful show – especially as it was on for four performances. The Principal Miss Bennett and all the pupils and parents had worked so hard not only for the show but on all the fund raising events (as it was an ambitious and very expensive show) and it was all in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
The Estelle School of Dance celebrates a golden year late in 2008. At 50 years old it's unusual to have a local dance school being run by one person. Miss Bennett does absolutely everything – even starring in the show. Here's to the next one.