Secret Behind the Scenes Footage

Secret footage shot behind the scenes at the dance show 2008 (or what goes on when the curtains are closed)…

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Mrs Mundell told Christine & Peter that the show was just for the kids and so their special performance was cut…

Dance Show Photos Now Available!

The 1255 photos are now available to view and order by clicking the photo below.

Photos for sale

There are various sizes available including posters which we can personalise with e.g. Richmond Dance Centre Dance Show 2008 or name of the dance/dancer’s name.

If you wish to order manually, please note the photo reference numbers, size, finish and your details, enclose payment and leave in an envelope with Christine at the Dance Centre.

Any queries or special requests please contact Lesley on 07980 878282, or visit our website and send an Email enquiry.

(Photos and posters are to be collected from the Dance Centre)

What a show!

I am told it was our best one yet and I am inclined to agree.
Each and every one of you were brilliant. I would find it impossible to select a favourite number as each one was so enjoyable.

All the performances were fantastic but on Saturday the atmosphere was electric. It was a joy to be among so many happy faces at the side of the stage. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

It may take a little time before I can tell you how much money we made for ECHO as there are several bills yet to come, but be assured that I will let you know as soon as I have the exact amount.

Photos will be available shortly and the DVD’s will take a few weeks (keep checking the website for updates). Be patient, believe me they are worth waiting for!! (DVD’s can be ordered here).

I’m looking forward to hearing your comments so come on …….if I can manage to leave messages I’m sure you can.

Thanks again to teachers, pupils parents and grandparents for all of the hard work dedication and support you have given over the past few weeks. I hope you will agree it was worth it.


Christine Hepworth

Dress Rehearsal Slideshow

Here is a sample of just a few of the (more than 2000) photos of the Dress Rehearsal. More to come later…

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(music selected by Daisy)

Dress Reheasal – Well done everyone!

That was a really excellent dress rehearsal. I could not have asked for more from you today. Most of you only had one run through so I will let you off if you didn’t smile. However, there will be no excuses on Thursday Friday and Saturday!!! You all looked terrific today …………all that is needed now is the SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILES. Remember that you will probably all get a DVD of the show and in the years to come you don’t want to watch yourself and wonder why you didn’t smile. Try it …it’s easy!!!!
See your happy faces on Thursday.

Mrs H xx


PS Hopefully there will be some photos from today’s dress rehearsal very late tonight (or maybe tomorrow).

Ready for the Dress Rehearsal

The costumes are all packed up and ready to be delivered to Richmond school Tuesday morning, the lights are all set and the sound and lighting crew are awaiting your arrival. Be there for 12-30pm

We want to make this our slickest show ever. Let’s start by giving Dress Rehearsal everything we’ve got. We need lots and lots of smiles to show off all your wonderful dances and super costumes. You are a great bunch and I am really proud of you all.

A word of thanks to Mark Ellison (Katherine’s Dad) who has stepped in at the last minute to do the ‘Follow Spot’ for us. Good luck Mark, I hope it doesn’t get too hot up there.

Thanks also to Mark Milton (Tabytha & Imogen’s Daddy) who turned up at the Dance Centre today just as we began to load up all the costume boxes. We really appreciated your help Mark thank you.
Favourite name for today……….it’s Mark, of course

Remember to enjoy your performance and that will pass over to your audience and help them to enjoy watching you. Most of all HAVE FUN.

Christine Hepworth

Sponsor a couple of our “Tap Ladies”

Two of our ladies tap group work for Barclays Bank. The Bank who have promised to match any sponorship money the ladies can raise for appearing in the show up to £750.00. This would give a huge boost to our fundraising so if you can sponsor them by promising £1.00 or even 50pence put your name on the list in the coffee lounge. All monies would be hugely appreciated.These ladies only started attending Tap clases in June so to be brave enough to go on stage in October deserves some recognition. Dig deep it’s for a good cause.

Last Week of Rehearsals!

Here we are in our last week of rehearsal. Everywhere I look I sense a mounting exciment. Routines are looking more slick and it is good to see the final polish being applied with such good humour. I keep coming across little groups of people,young and old, practising in strange places. One group was spotted practising their pointe work in the loos and this evening whilst vworking at my desk in the office I became aware of some keen tappers practising in the upstairs ‘quiet room’above me. I came to the conclusion that the word ‘quiet’ has been suspended for the run up to the show …………. it will be reinstated though!

Tuesday’s dress rehearsal will soon be here. It will be madness I know, but we will make it good with help from everyone involved.

It is going to be our best show yet, because you have all worked so hard.
I think you are all absolutely brilliant. Just keep up the hard work. We are just about ready.

Christine Hepworth