Young Northampton performers' dance with the stars

Students from Theatretrain Northampton have returned to rehearsals after an action-packed, star-spangled Easter holiday.

Thursday, 27th April 2017, 4:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:41 pm

The performance pupils, aged 6-18, danced in front of a 71,000-strong crowd as part of the half-time entertainment during the Saracens and Harlequins clash, alongside X-Factor star Louisa Johnson.

Just two days later, a group of 16 students and staff went on the trip of a lifetime to New York.

The visit included a Broadway workshop with the cast of Aladdin, visits to the Statue of Liberty and 9/11 museum and even bumping into Saturday Night Takeaway favourite Ant McPartlin at the Museum of Natural History.

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The Theatretrain Northampton, which was taken over by Jenny Sheehan and Sian Baugh at the start of the year, have had a busy start to the year and the school shows no signs of slowing down.

Sian said: “Performing is a really important part of what we do at Theatretrain and so dancing at Wembley was a fantastic opportunity for our students - they did an amazing job.”

Jenny added: “Many our students have grown up with us over a number of years and it’s like a little family.

“We had an amazing time in New York and the students were a real credit to their families.”

The school is now preparing for their next show, at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough in June.

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