World Dance Management secure exclusive rights to re-launch The Tiller Girls
World Dance Management has re-launched the world famous Tiller Girls, having been awarded worldwide rights and an exclusive trademark licence agreement by Bernard Tiller, who owns the rights to the name and is the great grandson of John Tiller, founder of the original troupe. They made their debut appearance on The John Bishop Christmas Show on BBC1 on the 23rd December 2013 and the show attracted the highest viewing figures of the evening with an audience of 4.7 million!
Originally from Manchester, John Tiller is recognised as the founder of precision dance, forming the very first all girl dancing line up in 1890. At the height of their fame, he had 80 troupes of high kicking dancing girls performing across the world from Tokyo and South Africa to New York and Paris.
Marina Blore, director of World Dance Management said: ï¿½As an ex dancer and choreographer, I remember The Tiller Girls of the late 60ï¿½s and 70ï¿½s and professional dancers everywhere held them in very high regard. Being a Tiller always commanded respect. It is a huge honour to be handed the reigns to re-launch The Tiller Girls and whilst we plan to make the look and choreography relevant to todayï¿½s audience, the original traditions and disciplines of precision dance will be an integral part of the new look Tiller Girls.