Parading their talents

    A GROUP of young performers from Tunbridge Wells turned their dreams into reality for a
    once-in-a-lifetime performance in the iconic pre-parade at Disneyland Paris.
    On July 22, students from Stagecoach Performing Arts travelled to the French capital to perform in front of their families and thousands of international visitors as part of the Disney Performing Arts OnStage programme as the theme park marked its 25th anniversary.
    The students were given the opportunity to dance and sing as they passed Sleeping Beauty’s castle and headed down the prestigious Main Street all the way to the Disneyland Railroad, leading out much-loved stars such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
    They then showcased their talents, performing on one of the main stages in front of a thousand spectators.
    Carrie Harrison-Iddon, the Principal of the Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough school, said: “The students worked hard towards this performance and I was so proud to see them all on stage.
    “For many, it was their first time performing in front of such a big audience and they were
    very excited. I am so impressed by their commitment and haveseen their confidence grow with every rehearsal.
    “Being on stage at Disneyland is a once in a lifetime experience, and we certainly made life-long memories at Disneyland this summer.”
    The students had been rehearsing for months, following their success in auditions earlier this year.