Stars in their eyes

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite stepping out at the Stephanie Prior School of Dancing gala evening. Picture: SUBMITTED

Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite stepping out at the Stephanie Prior School of Dancing gala evening. Picture: SUBMITTED

YOUNG dancers were in awe when they came face-to-face with celebrity dancers from BBC s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite were special guests at a gala evening run by the Stephanie Prior School of Dancing at Greneway School

YOUNG dancers were in awe when they came face-to-face with celebrity dancers from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.

Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite were special guests at a gala evening run by the Stephanie Prior School of Dancing at Greneway School, Royston.

Camilla and Ian performed a Latin American showcase and presented students with awards following the school's recent dancing examinations.

School principal Tara Prior said: "It was absolutely amazing and out of this world. They exceeded my expectations.

"The way they were with the children was fantastic.

"The children were in awe of them. They were

stunning."

The last dance Camilla and Ian performed was the rumba.

Camilla said how the dance had happy and sad connotations, and she dedicated the dance to Tara's mum, Stephanie, who died in April last year.

"It was very emotional," said Tara. "From the word go I clicked with Camilla and she treated me like her friend.

"They said they had never been anywhere where they were so at home. They said I have a fabulous dancing school and wonderful children."

In the summer, Tara will be having dancing lessons with Camilla and Ian.

She said: "I will definitely invite them back to Royston. I know they will come because they had such a good time."

In terms of raising money, Tara said they did not raise that much.

"Camilla and Ian were expensive, but some times you have to lose a bit in the first instance to do well in the future," she said.

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