A ‘STAR MAKER’ school which taught hundreds of people in Solihull and south Birmingham to dance is celebrating its 30th anniversary – with a top awards night, featuring a performance from one of its most charismatic ex-pupils.
Former Simone’s School of Dance pupil, Wayne Fitzsimmons, shot to stardom in January, when he stood in as King Rat for Joan Collins at Birmingham Hippodrome – and now he is to perform next month in celebrations in Edgbaston for the school that helped him to the top.
More than 100 pupils and families will be celebrating the school’s inspiring achievements at Warwickshire Cricket Club’s Jaguar Suite next month (Friday, July 15) at an entertainment–packed cabaret and awards night. Dance school principal Simone Wallis’s pupils have performed at various London theatres and abroad, including Disneyland Paris.
Appearances include “Stars In Our Eyes” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, and The Royal Albert Hall in the West End, as well as performing shows at the Solihull Library Theatre, the Old Rep Theatre, and The Crescent Theatre, in Birmingham.
Tickets for the July 15 dance celebration are £20 (children £5.00 for 13 yrs & under), including hot/cold buffets, are available from Simone at 07778 424018. For more details see www.simoneschoolofdance.co.uk