Ballet to hip-hop showcased at evening of dance

Group of dancers

Dancers from across the senior school showcased a series of brilliant performances during an amazing evening of dance.

Over 60 performers took part in the show that exhibited the diverse range of dance that our pupils take part in both in and out of school, ranging from contemporary ballet to hip-hop.

Ballroom dancers

While some of the routines were choreographed by school dance teacher Mrs Abi Downing, pupils also devised their own – like fifth years Molly Clark and Harriet Lambon-Ralph with their elegant Singing in the Rain tap routine.

Self-taught stars

National junior latin and ballroom dance champions 2014 Annabel and Mark Tordoff created an energetic Latin American sequence to Uptown Funk, while our fourth years mashed up Bruno Mars with Michael Jackson for their routine.

Cats dancers

Self-taught “poppers” Tayyib Shah (second year) and Shakeel Ahmed (fifth year) also choreographed their own incredible solo hip-hop performances, and sixth former Emily Banks expertly taught and led a group of dancers in Jellicle Ball from Cats.

“A lot of talent”

Mrs Downing was delighted with the show:

It was such a thrill to see so many pupils involved, some of whom have lots of experience in performing and some who have never danced before.

Hip-hop dancer

Upper sixth former Faye Holleworth bounced out of the dress rehearsal full of enthusiasm:

It’s great that people who haven’t done dance outside of school have been given the opportunity to have a go in dance lessons.

There’s a lot of talent here and I’m looking forward to coming back and watching more dance performances in the coming years!

Co-curricular dance

As well as dancing in their third and fourth year PE lessons, pupils now have the opportunity to join co-curricular dance clubs which are part of our extracurricular provision, judged to be outstanding in the school’s most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection.

Dancers

See our extracurricular activities pages for full details of our programme of co-curricular activities throughout the senior school.

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