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
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 to prepare for the Dance Production:
Meet in the Gym and bring your full costumes with you.
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.
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.
The sign up sheet for timeslots will be up on the Dance noticeboard in the gym from Thursday 16th November at 12:30pm.
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:
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!
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
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!
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.