Essex Dance Theatre Brentwood at Brentwood Theatre
So much imaginative choreography and brilliant dancing packed into just two hours – including time out for ice cream.
All the performing groups were able to showcase their varied talents in two dozen numbers. And all the dancers were disciplined, focused and committed.
Among the most impressive offerings: the gold and silver Roxie duo, Pirates from the Easter Juniors with their cute little cutlasses, a sophisticated Stepping Out with black lace and canes, Take Me To Church twice, once from the Easter Seniors, once from a very talented quartet of young choreographers. Pointe work in Tarantella, tap shoes for Stuck in the Middle and the stunning Stomp with found percussion – jangling keys, a bag of sweets and a dustbin.
The finale – a big showy divertissement to that number from Hairspray – gave all the dancers a chance to take a richly deserved bow.
photograph: Clare Rowden Photography