Royal appointment for Cumbernauld dancers

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Cumbernauld dancers Jenni Bowie, Laura McPhail and instructor Gemma Bowie are set to perform in London for Her Majesty the Queen.

Jenni, Laura and Gemma are members of The Dance Academy and will be part of a 300-strong group of dancers perform at the Royal Academy Patrons Lunch, which will be attended by members of the Royal Family and broadcast live on BBC TV.

Selected RAD teachers and students from across the UK will be perform secret choreography by RAD artistic director Lynn Wallis OBE. The performance will be in the form of a parade on the Mall.

Dance Acedemy principal Julie Sinclair said: “We are full of pride and excitement at being chosen by the RAD to represent them and to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The details surrounding the themes, music, choreography and the Finale are still strictly confidential, but we can tell you each segment is themed and key movements within the choreography will reflect the theme.

“It has been choreographed so that it will look amazing en masse. We have had some secret rehearsals and are now fully ready to take to the streets and perform.”

Due to the strict security arrangements surrounding this event, the girls have known about this performance for several weeks, but were unable to go public with the news.

They will travel to London this weekend with Julie Sinclair and will also go to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.