Dance Festival is an opportunity for all students to take part in a show to gain confidence with their performing skills in front of an audience. Over 100 pupils took part in the show. All different styles of dance were performed including the finale which had the theme of ‘Gone but never forgotten’. In the finale section the ballet club performed a dance in memory of Mrs Kerry Horton
This year the year 7 dance club performed two energetic disco pieces, year 8 dance club performed an uplifting dance to Don’t Stop Me Now, year 9 BTEC Dance pupils performed two challenging contemporary pieces and Year 10 and 11’s performed a highly technical street mix. Dance auditions were competitive as always with solos, groups and Inter-House, the top 3 performers from each category were given the opportunity to perform their act as part of the show. Well Done to Wightwick House who won the Inter-House competition and they were represented in the show by Caitlin and Lauren Cox.
The staff dance this year was to ‘Thriller’ and the staff worked really hard on the routine for weeks to make sure that it was performed perfectly.
The clubs also available are contemporary, tap, ballet and street dance, all of which were performed in the Dance Festival. Every year there are awards given out for the most improved dancer from each category. The following were chosen:
Year 7: Evie Bourton
Year 8: Niesha Shah
Year 9: Rhiannon Beale
Year 10 & 11: Leah Jones
GCSE Dance Year 11: Hannah Bourgaize
BTEC Dance Year 10: Libby Thomas
BTEC Dance Year 9: Amy Davies
Outstanding Commitment to Dance: Sophie Hannington
Well done to all pupils and staff that were involved.