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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!

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.

Our new companies

We have been thinking about a new name for our junior and senior performance groups and have at last, found one that we think works really well!

We wanted a company name that linked to our school and began hunting for suitable words which incorporated ‘AGGS’. It didn’t take us long to realise that AG is of course the chemical symbol for silver and voila! We have our new name!

After some fantastic auditions we look forward to working with the new members of Silver Dance Company (year 10+);

Aisling R, Kira P, Maddie P, Anouska J, Sneha R, Caitlin D, Carlotta M-W, Alex H, Izzy Y, Gabby H, Elsa J, Deetha S, Eloise C-M, Anna C, Isobel C, Evie M, Millie S, Lucia O, Chloe B, Rachael G, Ena B, Alice G and Kerensa S-B.
We also welcome lots of new dancers to our Junior Silver Dance Company (Years 8 and 9);

Alicia R, Beth H, Martha K, Rebecca S, Devanshika R, Emily B, Aurora W, Susanna C, Honor T, Ellie T, Lucy G, Flo S, Florrie M and Melissa H.
Well done to you all, we are really looking forward to creating our ‘Animal Kingdom’ inspired pieces ready for the annual dance Production in February!

Dance Blog is up and running again!

After a busy few weeks we now have our dance blog up and running again! Please make sure you regularly check the dance blog for updates on all of the exciting opportunities available in school. Here are a few things that are happening over the next few weeks.
Last week the GCSE dancers saw a fantastic Rambert triple bill at the Lowry Theatre. We were all impressed with the fabulous works and were particularly excited to see the fabulous Ghost Dances!
This week it is the Junior and Senior performance group auditions. Mrs Collinson and Mrs Anstey are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday 2nd (years 8 and 9) and Tuesday 3rd (years 10, 11 ,12 and 13)

Just a reminder that unfortunately year 7 dance club is cancelled this Thursday (5th). Mrs Collinson will look forward to seeing you all again next week to continue with our lovely penguin piece.

Next week (13th) the lovely year 10 dancers are off to Menai for their fantastic GCSE Dance residential. Let’s hope they’re all prepared for their busy but fabulous weekend.
Our annual dance production is taking place at the Garrick theatre on Thursday 8th February. Anybody who would like to perform a solo or group dance will need to attend auditions after school on Thursday 23rd November. All group members must attend and each group will need to be able to perform up to one minute of their piece linked to our theme of the animal kingdom. A sign up sheet will be put on the dance noticeboard nearer the time.
If anyone would like any more information about any of the events mentioned, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs Collinson or Mrs Anstey for further details.