Festive showcase dances into hearts

Dynamic Dance Academy’s recent annual Christmas-themed showcase saw its students, young and “older”, performing different genres of dance.

The dance celebration returned to the stage for the first time since 2019 after the Covid-19 lockdown.

The academy’s founder, Vicky Luff, said: “I’m so proud of myself and my production team for pulling it off and making it happen after a long break. We did it and we all had an incredible time.”

Founded in 2007, the DDA classes are a staple on the East London performing arts calendar, providing an opportunity for children and adults to engage with dance across different genres while learning from experienced teachers and choreographers. The performers showcased styles such as hip-hop, jazz, cabaret, contemporary, Spanish, gumboot and belly dancing.

Luff said the event’s Christmas theme was decided on because it was a time for celebration.

“We have all been through so much. Christmas is a time when families come together, where love and happiness is expressed and shared.

“I wanted to bring the magic of this special time to everyone.

“I’m so excited for Dynamic Dance Academy this year.

“I’m planning to hold it during the June to July holidays as well as December again.

“I hope to continue sharing my love for dance and theatre with others, young and not-so- young, for a long time still and to encourage students who take part to believe in themselves and to have fun too.”

SPOTLIGHT ON: Dynamic Dance Academy students performing in a joyous Christmas-themed showcase at the Guild Theatre in December. Pictures: TAMMY FRAY


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