Let’s Dance Have the Time of Their Lives in Filming Debut!
Members of The Old Town Hall’s over 55’s dance group, Let’s Dance, made an appearance on ITV’s new show, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, in a recreation of the film Dirty Dancing. Starring both Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice, Sketch Show) and Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out), The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is an affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy’s favourite movies of all time. Each week they will attempt to recreate an iconic film, with the help of an all-star celebrity cast.
Following their involvement in last year’s international Big Dance event and celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday, Let’s Dance are no strangers to public performances and were excited to make the most of the opportunity. Filming began at Phasels Wood Campsite in Kings Langley, where the dancers got to experience all aspects of life on a film set. After professional hair and make-up, the dancers worked with the director and crew as they performed alongside a number of famous faces, including Keith Lemon, Paddy McGuinness, Larry Lamb, John Barrowman and Jessica Hynes. The group travelled to Essex for a second day of filming, which involved learning a new dance routine with professional choreographer Emer Walsh.
The dancers impressed the cast and crew with their professionalism and focus. Dance Practitioner Louise said: “Learning new choreography and waiting around on a TV set demands a lot of stamina and when you think that some of the group are in their 80s what they achieved was really quite amazing. None of us had been in a situation like this before and the dancers took the opportunity with both hands and exceeded all expectations.”
The show’s Assistant Director contacted Louise after filming to express his gratitude for the group’s “hard work and enthusiasm”. He went on to say that all of the cast and crew had commented on the professionalism displayed by Let’s Dance during the filming. The Dirty Dancing episode of The Keith and Paddy Picture Show featuring Let’s Dance was aired on Saturday 6 May.
Let’s Dance was founded at The Old Town Hall in 2015 by Dance Artist Louise White. The weekly sessions are currently funded by Get Set Go Dacorum and they take place on Mondays at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Click here
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