East London gymnasts head to Macau for tournament

PUBLISHED: 12:51 01 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 05 October 2010

TOWER HAMLETS School s Gymnastics and Dance Display Team flew to Macau on Wednesday after being selected by the Education Department of Macau,

TOWER HAMLETS School's Gymnastics and Dance Display Team flew to Macau on Wednesday after being selected by the Education Department of Macau, China to take part in their International Youth Dance Festival, which is held every two years.

The Display Team had to submit DVDs and information about their displays last October and their confirmation of selection was secured in March.

Although groups apply from all over the world, only one group from each country is allowed to be selected for the prestigious world festival.

The East End group, who are sponsored by Canary Wharf Group, have raised money by doing various sponsored events, including a sponsored cartwheel and fancy dress dance workshop.

The 20 young dancers who will be representing the Display Team will be led by Chief Coach Bob Bellew.

They will have to perform an indoor display, an outdoor display and dance in the street parade through the centre of Macau.

Choreographers Rickey Blackett and Tiffanie Sees also have to put together a dance workshop for the participants from the other countries.

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