Countdown to the dance production…

It is now less than a week until our dance production ‘The Animal Kingdom’.

The pieces are looking fantastic and We’re almost ready to go now. There are just a few things that all dancers in the production need to make sure they have done;

1. Returned your permission slip to the PE post box – without it, you can’t perform!

2. Checked the list of performers on the dance noticeboard (gym changing rooms) to make sure your name is there and that it has been spelt correctly.

3. Group leaders and those performing solos etc need to make sure they have given Mrs Anstey a copy of their music.

4. Please make sure you have organised your costumes. Your group leaders should have now told you what you will wear for your performance. It is your responsibility to make sure you bring all of your costumes with you to the dress rehearsal on Thursday afternoon.

5. Make sure you have checked the arrangements for Thursday. All information is on the dance noticeboard (gym changing rooms). Make sure you have checked it carefully so that you leave lessons at the correct time and get to the Garrick safely and on time.

We look forward to seeing you all on production day!

Mrs Collinson and Mrs Anstey

Success for Anushka and Krishnapriya!

Congratulations to Anushka in 10.5 and Krishnapriya in 9.5 who have been successfully selected into the Centre for Advanced Dance Training!

This prestigious programme managed by DanceXchange is a nationwide training initiative for young people aged 11-18. It aims to identify and nurture those with exceptional potential in dance.

Anushka and Krishnapriya will learn Bharatanatyam, a classical South Asian dance form on the Yuva Gati programme and will be showcasing their fabulous skills in the upcoming dance production.

Well done to both Anushka and Krishnapriya on such a fantastic achievement!

Grace is the TDCI English Junior Modern Champion

Grace - the TDCI English Junior Modern Champion

Grace - the TDCI English Junior Modern ChampionOn Sunday 19th November Grace, Y8, competed in the TDCI English Junior Modern Championships and was awarded 1st Place out of 119 competitors becoming the English Junior Modern Champion 2017. The TDCI English Championships took place at the Waterside Arts Centre, Sale and Grace was presented with the Trophy by the Mayor of Trafford Jonathan Coupe.

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!