Some of The Legacy cast had visited the Urdang Academy before for rehearsals for other Olympic related projects such as the Shine Marathon. Beverley, Rhiannon, Helen, Phil, Andrew, Amanda and Sarah were all Shine Marathon Dancers. I saw them perform at Shine and they were fantastic - great songs, fantastic moves and phenomenal luminous costumes!
In addition to saying hello and goodbye to people, we spent the rehearsal learning new moves and trying our best to remember old ones! Even things we had rehearsed last week were hard to recall. We got really stuck when Rhiannon asked us to get back into our four groups. We managed to piece something together though. Rhiannon also taught us some new choreography that involved swaying and bending whilst stood in a grid formation. If there's one thing ceremonies volunteers like it's standing in grid lines!
After rehearsal we popped across the road and went for a drink. If there's another thing ceremonies volunteers like it's socialising together!
Written by Lettice Wigby