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Wildcats take to the stage with 'Strictly' stars

Wildcats students took to the stage on Saturday 12th April at The Cresset Theatre to dance with Pasha and Katya in their tour show.

Wildcats Theatre School and Academy, based in Castle House, St Peters Hill took part in a performance to remember on Saturday 12th April at The Cresset, Peterborough when they took to the stage with stars from the famous TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Wildcats were given the opportunity to take part when the show Director, Mike Newman got in touch and asked if the school could provide dancers.  Wildcats auditioned members to find a troupe that reflected a mix of ages from throughout the school from 7-20 years.  45 children and young people formed the Strictly troupe – and rehearsed for 2 months to ensure they put on a performance to be proud of.

 Helen Holroyd, age 18 from Stamford said  '‘Performing as part of Pasha and Katya’s show was an incredibly rewarding experience – I got to see how professional shows run from behind the scenes and also support all my fellow Wildcats in their performance".

Matthew King a Wildcats student from Hampton, Peterborough said "I had an amazing time and I didn't want it to end. It made me realise how much I want to be on that stage! I just wish I could do it again".

The group performed two 6 minute medleys of music, both chosen by the shows director and dancers – and all ages were given their chance to shine by having separate sections as well as large group pieces.

Caz Dolby, owner of Wildcats said ‘We were incredibly pleased to be given this opportunity and the children really did take on the challenge and produce some spectacular dancing.  As a theatre school we are most known for our Musical theatre and this event gave us the chance to showcase our dance talent throughout the school.’

The children spent some time with the stars from the show as well as being able to have souvenir T Shirts signed and group photos.