Saffron Walden dancers ready to perform in London

Dance students at Saffron Walden County High.

Dance students at Saffron Walden County High. - Credit: Archant

Dancers from Saffron Walden County High will be dancing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Saturday, July 9 as part of a national schools’ dance contest.

In March, Saffron Walden County High School Youth Dance Company entered a competition run by Step into Dance, a partnership between The Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance. This is the largest secondary school dance programme in the UK.

Dance teacher Becky Edwards choreographed and entered a contemporary dance piece for 19 county high pupils based on the characters from Alice in Wonderland.

This was the first time that Essex schools had been included in the competition and over 400 performers took part from schools across London and Chelmsford.

County High was shortlisted after the pupils’ first performance and had to re-audition the piece at the Rambert Studios where 30 schools were then narrowed down to 14 to be chosen for the final performance this Saturday called Step Live.

The show is from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets from