Nottingham young dancers to perform at Chelsea Flower Show

Nine young dancers from Nottingham dance school ‘The Dance Studios’ will be performing at the Chelsea Flower Show for the International Media and Invited Royalty, including The Queen, on Monday 22nd May.

The dancers, aged between 12 and 15 years old, have been selected for an exclusive dance performance to celebrate the new world’s hottest chilli being launched at the Chelsea Flower Show – the world’s most prestigious flower show which has been taking place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London since 1913.

The performance will take place on the Press Day (Monday 22nd May) which is attended by members of The Royal Family as well as press and TV from all around the world. The main event opens to the public on Tuesday 23rd May.

The dance routine is a tap piece, choreographed by one of the Directors of The Dance Studios, Jill Edwards, alongside her daughters Jenny Wesson and Casey Edwards, and is set to music from Michael Flatley’s Feet of Flames to tie in with the hot chilli theme.

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Jill Edwards, Director at The Dance Studios said “We think this is the first time a performance of this kind has taken place at the Chelsea Flower Show, so it is a fantastic honour for the girls involved. They are all really excited about this opportunity, and especially for the possibility of dancing for Her Majesty, The Queen.”

Maxine Loydall, Director at The Dance Studios said “Our dancers are used to performing at regional dance festivals and at our annual theatre showcases, but the chance for these girls from a Nottingham city centre dance school to perform at such a world famous event like The Chelsea Flower Show is a real privilege and a once in a lifetime experience for them”.  

This performance coincides with the 20 year anniversary of The Dance Studios, having originally been set up in 1997 by Jill and Maxine in a school hall in West Bridgford.

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The school quickly moved to their own premises on Carrington Street later that year, before relocating to large studios in Hockley in 2015.

The Dance Studios now teaches approximately 400 students, ranging in age from 3 years to 63 years.

For more information about The Dance Studios visit