The Works, Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Dozens of talented young dancers took to the stage at The Grand Theatre for The Works and really put its surface to the test. From ballet and breakdancing to Bollywood, belly dancing and even some fusions of different styles – it made an impressive showcase of just what the dancers could do.
A section from Legally Blonde (with a puzzlingly brunette Elle) made a high impact start and the pace was breathlessly fast from then on. The Charleston was danced to Paolo Nuttini, some high vis clothing created a spectacular effect as did scenes in metallic masks, sparkling sequin frocks and beautiful floaty white dresses.
In some dance shows, the more enthusiastic or capable are put at the front, but in The Works, the same high kicking energy ran throughout all the performers. There was barely a foot out of place and even in numbers which involved the whole cast, the performance was highly polished.
A number of vocalists sliced up the performance and received an enthusiastic response from the packed audience.
The second half saw an impressive Dracula themed ballet piece, some furious paced dance and a section where the whole cast danced in little more than underwear.
A glittering finale with confetti canons and shooting giant sparklers ended a breathtaking show.
Exciting choreography and dozens of beautifully created costumes gave the show a very professional edge.