Junior Silver at the Lowry

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big well done to Junior Silver Dance Company who were selected to take part in Udance workshops at the Lowry today. The dancers were given the opportunity to share their work with other schools and some of the Lowry’s lovely dance artists. They have also had the opportunity to work with dancers from across the North West in creative workshops led by Lynsey and Georgio from Northwest dance. After such a busy afternoon, they are looking forward to attending the UDance 10 year birthday party shortly, as well as the Udance regional finals later this evening! Well done dancers!

Dance workshop with the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT)

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

http://www.northwestdance.org.uk/CAT

Indian Dance Workshops

Welcome back after half term, we hope you are feeling rested and ready to start dancing again!

In the week commencing 26th February, there is an exciting opportunity to take part in some Indian dance workshops. The sessions will take place in the gym in the first half of lunch time (12.30-1.00) and will include a taster of belly dancing, Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dance!

The sessions will be led by Sneha (year 11) Deetha (year 12) and Anushka (year 10) so they are guarenteed to be fabulous! If you are interested in taking part, then all you need to do is turn up on your year group’s allocated day.

Year 8 – Monday 26th February

Year 9 – Tuesday 27th February

Year 10 – Wednesday 28th February

Year 7 – Thursday 1st March

Year 11 and sixth form – Friday 2nd March

We hope to see you there!

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.

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: