One Warrington team will still be at Wembley this year

The dancers in training

The dancers in training

First published in News

WHILE the majority of fans had their hopes dashed of a trip to Wembley this month, London is still calling for a group of dancers from the town.

Youngsters from the Fusion and Fused dance troop have been chosen to represent Warrington during a performance in front of thousands of fans at the Challenge Cup final.

Dance teams from across the country will be joining together for the performance as part of the RL Cares Dance Legacy project; Join the Momentum.

Leah Biddle, from the Warrington Wolves Foundation, said: “The dancers have been working intensively with Phoenix Dance Theatre leading up to the big day.

“There is massive effort and commitment required from each and every one of them and they have all signed up to this to make the performance a success.

“This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for the dancers that Wire fans see perform at the Halliwell Jones stadium every home game to show to the wider rugby league family what they have achieved and how talented they are.

“They would appreciate your support, just like at the home games, so if you are off to Wembley please be sure to give them a big cheer and show your appreciation as they make you proud to be a Wire.”

Following the success of last year’s Window on Warrington project, Culture Warrington in partnership with Wolves Foundation received Arts Council Funding to develop the Wembley project.

One of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies Phoenix Dance Theatre has been working with participants aged 10 plus throughout this week at the Pyramid in preparation.

Last year more than 500 dancers of different abilities from ages three to 87 performed to an international crowd of 4,000 in Warrington town centre celebrating hosting Samoa for last year’s Rugby League World Cup.

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