Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, accepted the invitation from the all ability dance group ‘Le Danse Fatastique’ (LDF) to join them in a special celebration service hosted by the Salvation Army last weekend.
LDF is a long standing performing arts school who welcome students of all abilities with a passion for dance.
Having taken part in a wide range of high profile performances, from auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent to representing Basildon and Essex in an Olympic performance, LDF took the opportunity of the celebration service to sing two festive songs before previewing a piece from their new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Stephen Metcalfe commented: “I thoroughly enjoyed the celebratory service and was extremely grateful for the opportunity to see the talents and enthusiasm of all those who took part in Le Danse Fantastique’s wonderful performance.”
“It is extremely encouraging to see an activity in which all abilities can partake in and the performance was something that all the students should be extremely proud of.”
Stephen added: “I would like to thank the Salvation Army for hosting this service and LDF for the kind invitation; no doubt it won’t be the last time I see them perform.”