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!

GCSE Dance residential – summary

Dance Residential TripYear 10 dancers have just returned from a brilliant dance trip to the Conway Centre, Angelsey. The weekend, run by Homegrown Dance Theatre, included dance workshops on all aspects of GCSE Dance. Students from schools across the country learnt repertoire from professional dances on the GCSE anthology, choreographed dances and learnt 2 of the set phrases. A great weekend was had by all and we are all very tired now! See more photos here:

 

Silver Dance Company

Silver Dance Company We have decided to name our dance performance groups to make us sound very professional when we are representing the school at external performances.Silver Dance Company

As we wanted the name to link to our school name, AGGS, we have picked Silver Dance company as Ag is the chemical symbol for Silver!

Congratulations to all the new members of Silver Dance Company and Junior Silver Dance Company.

Sunday morning and home time

This morning, dancers have learnt the set phrase ‘shift’ and created performance pieces using the poem ‘I am meth’ as a stimulus. 

We are so impressed with how hard all of them have worked this weekend; they have put 100% into every workshop. We now have lots of ideas and rep ready to use in GCSE dance lessons back at school. 

11 tired dancers all heading home…thanks for a great weekend everyone xx 

Saturday night…

Year 10 had choreography workshops right up till 9pm last night! They created dances based on 3 action words. Then the evening entertainment was….MORE dancing at the disco! 

Traditions

It wouldn’t be a AGGS dance residential without our ‘jumping off the wall’ photo! We may even have added a new ‘in the tree’ tradition!

Saturday Dance residential

Year 10 have had a very busy day participating in workshops with Boy Blue and creating dances in the style of A Linha Curva and Artificial Things. They have also learnt the set phrase ‘Flux’. They are currently creating choreographies with Home grown Dance Theatre. 

Boy Blue Workshop

Group 1 have been getting their maths heads on this morning! They’ve been enjoying a fabulous workshop with Yolanda from Boy Blue Entertainment. They’ve worked incredibly hard learning the Ninja run from Emancipation of Expressionism.

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