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Oliver! Dance rehearsals

Monday: food glorious food

Tuesday: Oom pah pah

Wednesday: be back soon

Thursday: consider yourself

Friday: who will buy?

All dance rehearsals are 12:30-1pm in the drama studio.

BFET Arts Day

Our very first BET Arts Day was a great success! The day took place at z-arts and allowed students from all of our BFET schools to come together to participate in workshops in the Arts. Our Year 10 dance and drama students took part in workshops in art, dance, drama, music and physical theatre which culminated in a showing of the work created. 5 of our Year 10 students devised and led the AGGS workshop, teaching students physical theatre skills. They were a real credit to the school and led with confidence, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. Well done!

What a brilliant day for everyone involved. What a great way to celebrate and promote the arts in our schools, be creative and explore the arts.

To watch a video of the day, filmed and edited by students from Melland High School, please follow this link

http://www.melland.manchester.sch.uk/bfet-arts-conference-together-we-are-here/

Sprung!

Congratulations to all the dancers who performed in SPRUNG. All GCSE students showed their stunning practical work; including performance duets, choreographies and set phrases. The evening was an opportunity for friends and family to see the hard work that had gone into their GCSE practical studies. Well done dancers! A special thank you to non-GCSE students who gave up their time to rehearse and perform in GCSE choreographies.

Dance workshop with the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT)

On Monday, Year 9 and Year 10 dancers participated in a dance workshop with Lyndsey Thomas from the Centre for Advanced Training at the Lowry.

Dancers took part in a 3 hour contemporary dance technique class and creative session. Everyone participated enthusiastically and we all enjoyed the session…although we are all a little sore today!

Some dancers are interested in attending the open days and contemporary dance classes at the Lowry. For more information on these, and the CAT scheme at the Lowry, please visit

http://www.northwestdance.org.uk/CAT

Dancers…please make sure you read all the notices on the dance noticeboard (in the Gym changing rooms)

E of E on TV this weekend!

Emancipation of Expressionism by Boy Blue Entertainment is on BBC2 this Saturday at 10pm. It is one of the works studied in the GCSE Dance anthology. Don’t miss this brilliant street dance!

Extra rehearsals

Extra rehearsals to prepare for the Dance Production:

Meet in the Gym and bring your full costumes with you.

Return your reply slips by Friday!

Dancers, don’t forget to return your reply slips before Friday. You can post them in the post-box outside the PE office, or leave them at reception.

There are spare letters outside the PE

Office in Fairlie.

Auditions for solo / group dances 

Anyone wishing to create a solo or group dance for the Dance Production must attend the audition on

Thursday 23rd November after school. 

For the audition we would like to see: 

  • At least a minute of your dance
  • All dancers who are in the Dance must be there 
  • If you have performed in a dance production recently, try to be in different groups where possible (to give some variety)
  • You should bring your music with you on a phone / iPod / CD

All dancers must relate to the theme of the animal kingdom. We will be looking for creative responses to this stimulus. 

Good luck! 

The sign up sheet for timeslots will be up on the Dance noticeboard in the gym from Thursday 16th November at 12:30pm. 

Grace on CBBC’s Taking the Next Step

Have any of you spotted Grace (8-3) in the CBBC show Taking the Next Step?!

Grace successfully auditioned to appear on the show, which is a competition to win a guest role in the show The Next Step. From 2,250 auditions, Grace was selected to be one of 150 young dancers invited to Regional auditions. The Regionals were filmed in Manchester in May, with Judges Kimberley Wyatt (Pussycat Dolls) Jonny Labey (Eastenders) and Swoosh from Dance Group Flawless. Grace competed for a place at Nationals in London. You can catch up on Grace’s Regional audition (episode 4) on BBC iPlayer on the following link: 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09d97m5/taking-the-next-step-series-2-4-regionals-the-pressure-intensifies


BBC iPlayer – Taking the Next Step – Series 2: 4 …

www.bbc.co.uk

Regional Auditions of Taking The Next Step, CBBC’s talent search to find the UK’s most amazing young dancer, continue and with only 50 places at Nationals up for …

Watch until the end of the episode as there is a twist to Grace’s audition! 

The next episode, The Nationals, is on CCBC on Monday at 5.30 and 7.30pm. Make sure you tune in. We can’t wait to watch and see how Grace does!