Sequence dancers are stars of small screen in Australia

Philip and Sylvia Hague with Ahn Do
Philip and Sylvia Hague with Ahn Do

A group of Eastbourne sequence dancers are enjoying five minutes of fame Down Under after an Australian comic filmed one of their meetings for a television show.

Filming of the sequence dancers with comedian Ahn Do took place at Langney Primary School last year and the programme has already been aired in Australia.

Ahn Do is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor and comedian, who was touring the UK making a programme called Ahn Do’s Britain.

He met up with Philip and Sylvia Hague and a loyal band of sequence dancers.

Philip said, “Ahn Do had recently reached the final of the Australian version of Strictly Come Dancing and it was intended the programme would give Australian expats some idea of what still goes on in the Old Country.

“The film company was interested in what they called the upbeat dances so we demonstrated the red Jasper Jive, Let’s Swing, the Pink Diamond Foxtrot and the Mayfair Quickstep danced to Irish jig music.

“Ahn Do took a hilarious part in the Mayfair Quickstep and attempted the Let’s Swing. It was interesting to find the cameras followed the dancers around taking unexpected close-ups.

“Ahn Do did an interview with us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”