Let’s Dance 2022!
Let’s Dance 2022 on Thursday 16th June was a spectacular showcase of incredible talent with students throughout the school taking part in an array of amazing dances. We welcomed Year 5s from Christ the King Primary School to open the event with the piece they had developed with our Year 9 Dance students and Dance teacher, Beth Butler. The evening then continued with pieces ranging from tap to lyrical, from acro to lyrical. The movements of the students were so well choreographed and rehearsed that it was a delight to watch.
Beth who masterminded the performances selected GCSE coursework dances, exam solos and set pieces from the National Association of Teachers of Dance (NATD) course run in hobby time, items from the co-curricular programme for Fryers and Year 9s and a range of solos, duets and group dances which were an absolute treat for the audience.
“I am so incredibly proud of the dancers for rising to the occasion.” said Beth. “As tonight has got closer their commitment to rehearsal has been excellent. Students have been keen to ensure their timing, spatial formations and presentation of devices were clean. They were professional in approach and very supportive of each other. It was a pleasure to witness their sheer enjoyment at being able to perform and share their work with a live audience. When students come off stage smiling you know it has been a good experience for them.”
Dance Scholar, Amy (Year 9) who performed in several of the pieces enthused, “I absolutely love taking part in the Let’s Dance 2022! The show was so much fun and I enjoyed performing to an audience as we haven’t done much dance performances at school. This was my first Let’s Dance show as the past two have been cancelled and this made it much more special! I can’t wait to take part again next year!”
“I really enjoyed performing in the Let’s Dance Show, I had so much fun dancing in front of my friends and family, it really helped me with my confidence and made me closer to my friends who dance with me as we worked together.” added Charlotte (Year 10)
Matthew Judd, Head, concluded, “It was a terrific night for the School.”