Dancers produce ‘fantastic performances’ at Worthing festival

W05102H14 Worthing Music and Arts Festival 2014
W05102H14 Worthing Music and Arts Festival 2014
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DANCERS set this year’s Worthing Music and Arts Festival (WMAAF) off with ‘a big bang’ when they performed to a full house on Saturday morning.

The annual festival began with group performances from acts in the under nine category at the Pavilion Theatre.



Jan Spooner-Swabey, WMAAF secretary, said: “It’s lovely, it’s been really super. It started the weekend with quite a big bang. We had a very big attendance and there were some fantastic performances.”

One of those performances came courtesy of a group of boys from the Worthing-based Glendale Theatre Arts School, who performed a ‘marvellous’ routine dressed as James Bond.

This year, Craig Bartley was the adjudicator for the dance performances. Craig has starred in numerous shows in London’s West End and choreographed across Europe and the United States.

Jan said he set a ‘wonderful atmosphere’, and the performers and audience ‘really enjoyed him’.



Keeping with tradition, Craig provided the first performers with bags of sweets.

The dance performances finished yesterday (Wednesday) and will be followed by piano sessions starting tomorrow (Friday)at the Emmanuel Church and Centre, in St Michael’s Road, Worthing. The piano categories include baroque, classical and contemporary to name but a few.

Performers have travelled from as far as Eastbourne to take part in the festival.

Jan said: “I think everybody enjoyed it and, hopefully, that will continue right the way through February.”

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