End of another year!
Story Published: 01st Aug 2011
It is now the 1st of August and I have so much to tell you about!
The year 13's left at the end of term 4 but have kept in touch and have confirmed some very exciting further training places. Some are off to Rambert, Bird College, London Studio Centre, LCDS, LIPA and Northern Contemporary to name but a few! The whole year group has been very successful in their BTEC National Diploma results with 97% gaining DDD.
Some year 13's stayed on into term 5 to take their ISTD Intermediate and Advanced 1 Ballet Exams and I am waiting in anticipation for their results.
Year 11's left at the end of term 4 to take their GCSE's and all did extremely well in their BTEC First Diplomas with 13 gaining a D*. For those that are not returning to study Dance at P16 - Good Luck!
New year 10's had an exciting 2 days at the school and they seem to be really looking forward to the new academic year and NEW year 12 were introduced to our current P16 students at a very busy induction evening. The evening resulted in lots of very enthusiastic students, parent and guardians purchasing Dance Hoodies, Leotards, Theatre trips and putting down a deposit for New York!
Yes, the department is hitting the Big Apple again in 2012 to take classes in Commercial Jazz and Contemporary and observe classes at some of the most prestigious modern dance centres in the world! I can hardly wait!
Year 12 have had a VERY busy term with daily technique training and exciting community projects alongside a Physical Theatre production of ‘SWEENY’. The community projects were super with lots of interesting and life changing results. Some students worked at St. Giles School and now would really like to train in teaching to work with students with disabilities and special needs. Some students worked with James Wolfe School which specialises in pupils with hearing impairments. Some performed at The Ashcroft Theatre in a cross curricular project called Patchwork Tale and were lucky enough to perform to thousands of year 5 and 6 pupils. Other performances happened at St. Christopher’s Hospice, The Imperial War Museum and a host of others.
SWEENY was a huge success! The performances were sold out and the students rose to the challenge of working as a company and pulled together for superb results! Take a look at the pictures in the gallery.
Careers week was exciting and a great way to close the term. Ex Student TJ Lowe came in to deliver a contemporary workshop and Rudeye www.rudeye.com also did the same. The Careers event organised by Sam Gottshalk was amazing giving student’s lots to think about over their summer break.
Well I think that’s about it for now but there is lots planned already for 2011/2012 so keep visiting the Dance pages on the web site for an update of what we are all up to.
Have a lovely summer, Jodie.