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Dance

Ranvitha’s Dance Performance with the National Youth Ballet

Ranvitha, Y8, was selected by The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain to join the cast in their 30th Anniversary production, Time in Motion.

Ranvitha has spent the second half of August rehearsing at the Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham before she performed at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and Sadler’s Wells in London. She had a great time working with eminent dancers and choreographers.

Time in Motion featured seven short ballets linked together, with traditional and contemporary works set to music by composers such as Saint-Saens, Delibes and Britten. The performances were said to be absolutely amazing!

Ranvitha

See the article about Ranvitha on the Messenger:
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/15488343.Big_break_for_Altrincham_ballet_dancer/

 

Cyberbullying Dance and Drama Project

CyberbullyingOver the course of the summer term, year 9 students have been working on a cross-curricular dance and drama project on the issue of cyberbullying. Their task has been to devise a performance which includes both disciplines and aims to teach a year 7 audience about cyberbullying – encouraging the audience to consider the problems with misusing social media and the impact that this can have.

The pieces were then performed in front of year 7 and were a real success. Year 9 were incredibly creative in the various ways they chose to share their message on cyberbullying and students imaginatively used music, lighting costumes and props to enhance their performance. Well done year 9 and thank you for being a great audience year 7!

Grace a World Champion

Year 7 Student, Grace S, Year has been selected to represent England at the Dance World Cup 2017 in Germany, and won 3 Gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals contributing to England winning the overall competition, which makes her also a World Champion.

The Dance World Cup is the  culmination of over 12,000 competitors from 47 countries competing at qualifiers with approximately 2,500 making the World Finals each year.

This year Grace has qualified to compete in 10 dances in the following categories;

  • Classical Ballet
  • Fusion Ballet
  • Contemporary Modern
  • Jazz
  • Song and Dance
  • Hip Hop

Grace commits to over 12 hours of dancing per week between her local dance school, Royal Ballet School Mid Associates and AGGS dance club, recently performing her contemporary modern solo at the AGGS dance show.  She competed at the Wrexham Dance Festival over the half term break and was awarded 4 trophies, 2 shields and 6 medals gaining an award in every section she competed in.

Well done Grace!

Grace’s Dance Success

Grace S, Year 7, was awarded the Senior Class Prize at the Northern Heats of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards 2017 on Sunday. She competed in the Senior Section (11-15 yrs) and will travel to London for the Grand Finals on 18th June.

Dance Show A-Z

Last night was the annual dance production at The Garrick Theatre.

It was a spectacular success and congratulations to every girl performing. The 26 dances inspired by the letters of the alphabet looked incredible with lights, costume and the biggest smiles from the performers. For several months the girls have worked to create and rehearse many dances which looked extremely professional and were an inspiration for the audience.

I am so very proud of every performer and it is a pleasure to work with such committed, dedicated and talented girls.

Miss Gough

A-Z of Dance

AGGS Dance Production

A-Z of Dance

Garrick Theatre, Altrincham

Thursday 9th February 7pm

Tickets available from reception, Adults £7, Concessions £3