Elm Park primary school teacher performs in BGT semi final tonight

10:38 26 May 2014



Copyright (c) 2014 Rex Features. No use without permission.

An Elm Park primary school teacher has made it through to the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Countryvive, a line dancing group, will be performing in the live semi final show of Britain's Got Talent tonight.Countryvive, a line dancing group, will be performing in the live semi final show of Britain's Got Talent tonight.

Danielle Rowe, 27, from Hornchurch, who is part of line dancing group Countryvive, was put through last night to the semi finals of the nationwide talent contest.

She said: “I’m really excited about getting through and just overwhelmed with it all.”

Danielle, who works at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School, in Heron Flight Avenue, Elm Park, started line dancing when she was 15, after her mum became a dance instructor.

She said: “Before, I thought it was really uncool and that it was all yeeha’s but when I saw this one dance called “the beast” which had lots of body ripples and the running man and I was like “I want to do that!”

Danielle Rowe, a primary school teacher from Hornchurch, has made it to the semi finals of Britain's Got TalentDanielle Rowe, a primary school teacher from Hornchurch, has made it to the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent

Once she got on the line dancing circuit, taking part in competitions across the country, she met up with 18 other line dancers and eventually formed Countryvive.

The members of the dance act are from all different parts of the UK, including Blackpool, Ireland and Scotland so they have to practice their routines in small groups and then all meet up to put it all together.

She said: “It has been really hard as we are all from different places and it can look a bit messy at first but when we start practising, hopefully it will look great!”

Danielle, a teacher at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School, in Heron Fight Avenue, Elm Park, was “over the moon” when her group got four big fat yeses at the auditions and the group are now preparing themselves for tonight’s show.

She said: “We have got something a bit different about our routine tonight, it is still country but with a twist that I hope people will like!”

The first semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent is on ITV tonight at 7.30pm.

Latest Stories

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Evergreen striker in primite position to replace injured McClure in attack for visit of Plymouth

Yesterday, 17:53
Action from the latest indoor cricket league matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

Yesterday, 17:30
Jimmy McFarlane of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch boss targets success against Haringey ahead of Thurrock trip

Yesterday, 17:00
London Raiders captain Tom Davis (pic: John Scott)

Captain Davis wants to build momentum

Yesterday, 16:47
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss eyes up defeat of table topping Plymouth on Saturday

Yesterday, 16:10
Recorder reporter Hayley Anderson with her national journalism award

Recorder reporter Hayley Anderson was highly commended in a national journalism awards evening in Birmingham last night.

Yesterday, 15:45
Time FM Steve Allen will host the chat with the Recorder's Chris Carter and Laura Burnip

A swan that got police in a flap, term-time holidays and Havering’s mirocpub were the topics covered on today’s Recorder paper review on Time 107.5FM.

Yesterday, 15:30
Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Boro looking to shock top of the table Wanderers after coming back to take point at Witham

Most read

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!


You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Digital Edition

Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder