Youngsters enjoy Wicked workshop at Maresfield

Youngsters enjoyed a workshop yesterday based on the multi-award winning musical Wicked and run by a professional dancer who performed in the show.


Youngsters who attended a workshop based on the hit musical Wicked yesterday are pictured with Emma Green who ran the workshop and Jess Lloyd and Lindsay Willis from Universal Dance.

The workshop was organised by Universal Dance and run by Emma Green, one of four principals at The Brighton Academy, a performing arts college which trains young professionals to go into musical theatre.

Famous songs

There was an opportunity to explore the story line of Wicked, learn dancing from the show, sing some of the famous songs and hear about some of Emma’s experiences in the show.

The workshop was held at Bonners Primary School, Maresfield, and attended by about 20 youngsters.universal-dance-boot-camps

Details of Christmas boot camps

Universal Dance is also organising two Christmas Boot Camps in the Uckfield area. Both are on Friday, December 23, one is at Maresfield Village Hall and the other at Rocks Park Scout Hut.

The Maresfield boot camp is for children aged four to 12 years (they must be attending school), and will run from 10am to 3pm.

It will be a day of dance, games, quizzes, competitions and Christmas arts and craft making. The booking deadline is Friday, December 9.

The Rocks Park boot camp is for pre-schoolchildren aged from two-and-a-half to four years and will run from 10am to 1pm. This will include dance, arts and crafts and biscuit decorating. Again the booking deadline is Friday, December 9.

Contact Universal Dance for a booking form and prices. Their email address is, or visit their Facebook page.


Your chance to dance at Late Night Shopping

You are invited to perform with Universal Dancers in a special Christmas themed routine at Late Night Shopping in Uckfield on Friday, December 1, at 8pm.

Rehearsals take place on Friday, November 25, 6-7.30pm at Maresfield Village Hall. There is no charge to be involved and Lindsay Willis, a principal of Universal Dance, says it is open to people of all ages, from five to 100.

• For a reminder of boot camp and late night shopping dance rehearsal details closer to the time, see the Uckfield News Events page.

• Contact details for Universal Dance can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Dance and Children’s Activities.






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