Sunday, September 25, 2011

Storm still looking for dancers

SUMMERSIDE - There will be second round of dancer auditions for the summer side Storm Dance Team.

Team organizer Tina Mundy said the judges were satisfied with the results of the auditions held Sunday in summer side, but are looking for more candidates.

Six team hopefuls put their talents on display before the selection team of Mundy, choreographer Kashena Bartlett, four-time World Highland Dance Champion Tony Cargill, and Summer side Storm marketing representative Bill Schurman.

Schurman told the dancers that the Storm Dance Team will be a professional operation and will play a big part in the basketball team's success.

Bartlett, a talented dancer and choreographer in her own right, put the dancers through their paces Sunday as the selection team rated their abilities.
Mundy said the next audition has yet to be arranged, but it should take place this coming weekend, probably in Charlottetown.

She said anyone interested in trying out for the dance team is advised to watch the local newspapers and to check the summer side Storm Facebook page at Summerside Storm - Friends of Island Pro Basketball for the time and place.

Mundy said there are some minimum requirements for the applicants. Besides being 16 years of age and older the dancers that are selected must be capable to attend rehearsals two days a week. One of the practices is on the actual game day.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Check out singer set for X Factor appearance

A supermarket worker from the Midlands is hoping to confirm she has the X Factor when she appears on the popular TV talent show in the coming weeks.

Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Wills from Kidderminster is thought to have been given a undisputed vote through to boot camp by the show’s judges during auditions held in Birmingham earlier this year.

The customer service adviser at the Tesco store in Castle Street, Kidderminster, was the very first competitor to appear before the new panel of judges, made up of Take
That stars Gary Barlow, Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

The former King Charles I pupil performed the song One Night Only, which seemed to go down very healthy with the panel.

The budding singer, who has worked for Tesco for three years, said: I have been singing all my life. My favourites are Beyonce, Etta James and Tina Turner.
She added: I was frightened before the audition but I hope it has paid off.