Dancers to perform on world stage
DANCERS from Swansea will be seen on the world stage this weekend.
Members of Lockdown Street Dance, who train and rehearse at Gendros Community Centre, will be performing in the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
The group, made up of 38 people aged from seven to 60, will be among the performers on the field providing entertainment before England take on Australia in the first game of the tournament.
Kim May, the owner and director of Lockdown Street Dance, said: "We were approached by the Rugby League World Cup organisers to take part and were delighted to accept. We've now been rehearsing for three weeks and are very excited and privileged to be part of such a momentous event. We'll be there to represent Swansea."
Swansea Council helps with the running of 31 community centres and 10 senior citizen pavilions in the city.
Cabinet member for regeneration Nick Bradley said: "It's dance groups of this nature that help fly Swansea's flag as a leading city of sport and exercise. Through our network of community centres, senior citizen pavilions, leisure centres and libraries, there are many opportunities for people to take part in sport, exercise and other activities that boost their well-being on their doorsteps.
"I'm sure Kim and her group of dancers will do Swansea proud on Saturday."
The 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be the 14th staging of the tournament. It's being hosted by England and Wales, with some matches also being held in France and Ireland. The England versus Australia match will be followed by Wales against Italy.