Yarmouth dancer to lead Tiller Girls

A GREAT Yarmouth woman will be leading the high kicks with the re-forming of the famous Tiller Girls dance group.The ostrich-feathered head-dressed Tiller Girls were always the opening act of Sunday Night at the London Palladium on television during the 1960s and 1970s and thrilled viewers with their precision high kicking and synchronised dancing in a line.

A GREAT Yarmouth woman will be leading the high kicks with the re-forming of the famous Tiller Girls dance group.

The ostrich-feathered head-dressed Tiller Girls were always the opening act of Sunday Night at the London Palladium on television during the 1960s and 1970s and thrilled viewers with their precision high kicking and synchronised dancing in a line.

They disbanded in mid-1970s but now former Lynn Grove pupil Natasha Staffieri is involved in re-forming the troupe after permission was given by the grandson of founder John Tiller.

Natasha, 20, is currently the dance captain at the Colchester Institute of Music and Performing Arts where the troupe will be formed.


You may also want to watch:


She has been studying for a degree in musical theatre for 18 months and is excited about the prospect.

Natasha left Lynn Grove in 2004 and went on to Great Yarmouth College where she gained a BTec in performing arts but felt she needed to spread her wings.

Most Read

She explained: “I worked abroad for a tour company as an entertainer for two years and that gave me a lot of vital experience in the entertainment industry. Now that I am directing a show as dance captain I have a very good idea as to how the new intake of dancers will feel!”

Director of the dance troupe, Rachel Wooldridge said: “We are looking for between 15 and 20 girls to complete the re-forming group to showcase in Blackpool and London early next year. We are hoping to secure work for 2009 to include television, stage and a summer season.”

For further information contact Rachel on 07793 708097 or e-mail: r6chw69@yahoo.co.uk

ends

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter