Trinity Laban students become part of television history

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Trinity Laban students from both the Faculty of Dance and the Music Faculty's Musical Theatre department - and a few friends - made history on the weekend when they took part on a "tap-stravaganza" to celebrate the last broadcast from Television Centre in West London before it closed forever on 18 March.

Twenty of our finest braved the cold and the rain to be part of a 500-member tap cast which recreated the mass tap dance that took place in 1977 on 'Roy Castle's Record Breakers'.

Many congratulations to Amy Depledge, Laura Whittingham, Beth Wilson, Dave Ballinger, Mark Gollop, Nazerene Williams, Sally McConville, Abi Fancourt, Kath Nance, Eloise Hare, Viki Leech, Anna Britton, Danny Smales, Joanna Benson, Phoebe Knight, Abigail Marley, Rachel Charles, Rosie Riley, Petra Haller and wonderful team leader Sonia Brown.

Sonia said: "It was great fun meeting Matt Baker and all the other tap dancers - I can't imagine we'll ever be in a room with 500 tappers again! But the icing on the cake was being taught by Arlene Phillips - especially as everyone else had been sent a link to the routine except us!"

Broadcasting House has been sold to developers and will be turned into flats.

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