World title hopes for local dancers

Contributed by editor on May 09, 2006 - 10:05 PM



The Franze Academy dancers hope to represent England again in America next year after bringing back the World title in 2005.

They are the only school in the country to be invited to Hollywood in 2007 to take part in the World Champions in Dance Excellence.

The local dancers who now meet at  the Hawkinge Village Hall were kicked out of the Hawkinge Community Centre in 2004.

The expulsion  followed an alleged incident at the academy’s Christmas show held at the Centre on the evening of December 20th, 2004. click for more details

The Franze Academy is as busy as ever and recently held auditions for a semi professional dance troupe. 

The standard was very high and after making the difficult decision it was announced that the successful members would be, Sarah Saull from Ashford, Jessica Metcalfe from Maidstone and an ex Astor School student, Sasha Buckingham from Hawkinge who was also a student at the Astor School, Kirsty Morford from Hawkinge, Laura Ballard, Louise Collins and Zoe Coldicott from Folkestone and Laura Hewlett from Dover.

If you would like to book the troupe for events as backing dancers to singers/cabaret shows, dance display (Kent Dance Team) please call Frances on 01622 220320