A cast of over 300, mostly children and some adults were on stage of Camberley Theatre for the Terri Jayne School of Dance’s performance of ‘The Olympic Dream’.
Camberley Theatre was full for the last of the five performances of the show – the one that we attended. There was much whooping and hollering by the audience during the show, to which the cast responded.
I’ve been backstage at Camberley Theatre, and know how little space there is. So, managing 300 kids requires military precision. There were 39 separate dance routines, each having a costume change.
The show combined the grace and lightness of the ballet routines, with the punchy vigour of others. Definitely a good evening, at which, somewhat unexpectedly, I was invited on stage at the end to say a few words. What were those words? Simply praise and thank you’s to the magnificent cast, backstage crew, and to the inimitable Terri Jayne Bowen, whom I’m proud to say is a Lightwater resident.