11:03AM, Sunday 06 March 2016
‘An amazing opportunity’ lies in store for ballet dancers from a Windsor dance school as they prepare to perform in a professional production at the Theatre Royal Windsor.
A talented group of eight students from the Heidi Rhodes School of Dancing, based at the Fairacres Industrial Estate in Dedworth Road, have been chosen to perform in the Vienna Festival Ballet’s upcoming show, ‘Coppelia’.
The company is now in its 35th year of producing ballet productions and its latest performance tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll.
The dancers, aged 10 to 14, will be part of Coppelia’s toy shop theme and will be tasked with learning their dance routine on the day.
Heidi Rhodes, founder of the long-running Windsor dance school, said: “To dance with a professional ballet school is the most amazing opportunity you can give to a ballet dancer.
“The children stand in the wings and they watch on in awe. Their faces are just a picture.”
Coppelia will be running at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday to Saturday.
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