Helen to appear at The Palladium after a 17 year break
Our very own Helen Pattinson will be performing with a group of ex dancers performing at The London Palladium on March 18th. Helen Pattison, trained and taught at The Ogando School Of Dance in Wollaton before training at the prestigious Dance College, Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom before working professionally not only in this country but around the world.
Helen is now the owner of Peak Dance Academy in Ashbourne and also teaches at The Felicity White School of Dancing in Eyam, Derbyshire. Helen worked for Dougie Squires MVO OBE and Anthony Johns for several years and travelled around the world during these contracts. She finished her professional performing career in 1999 and feels honoured to be part of this fantastic show and to also help to raise money for Dame Vera Lynn’s Charities.
Kicking back time and reforming for one night only for the Dame Vera Lynn 100th Birthday Celebration at the London Palladium on March 18th 2017. With a host of stars from the world of Entertainment, It will be a night to remember!
Directed and created by Dougie Squires MVO OBE, who is bringing together a tribute to the nations wartime Sweetheart and Singing Sensation Star Dame Vera Lynn.The Generation of dancers are formed from Dougie’s dancers of the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s.
All have been involved in Shows starring Dame Vera from the Young Generation for the BBC, television series to dancing on the VE celebration at Hyde Park.
Dancers have flown in from Singapore, Canada, Holland, France and the length and breath of the UK. Not only for the show but for the rehearsals as well !
The Dancers all have worked with Dougie and the respect and love for him is unfold.
“Dougie always brought the best out of you,” said Sophie Treadwell “Great times, amazing travels fabulous shows and lifelong friends.”
Joining Helen will be Rosemarie Ford , with West End leading ladies, Danielle Carson and Sue Wright, Top TV choreographer Leigh Miles, from Big Brother Jackie Travers, Guys and Dolls Singing Group Martine Howard, Theatre and television actress Tayrn Kay.
The atmosphere was electric in the studio and working all together brought the energy alive.
Wayne Sleep arrived and was knocked out at the 75 dancers ! ‘LETS TAKE THIS ON TOUR!” Wayne is one of the guest stars appearing in the Dame Vera Lynn Gala.
With Dougie at the helm and his assistant Antony Johns choreographing, it was like a family being reunited !
And look who came to watch the show…….Her Majesty The Queen!