Miss F. Smith, Subject Leader: Dance, writes:
On Thursday 5th October, all Year 10 dance students took part in a workshop which explored styles and themes from their set work ‘Emancipation of Expressionism’. The workshop was led by Lara McCabe who is one of the dancers from the company. Lara is currently working on performances of the piece so this was invaluable to our students to gain an understanding of the work from one of the dancers. The students approached the workshop enthusiastically and showed real determination with a style that was different to what many were used to.
The workshop consisted of an introduction to key Hip Hop styles as well as Boy Blue specific movements including their Ninja Run and Ninja Slide. The students also learnt some repertoire from the piece which students will use in their own choreography and performance. All our Year 10 Dance students, including those who are studying Dance as an additional option subject in after school lessons, worked incredibly hard and the successful outcomes of the workshop were clear to see.
‘It was a once in a lifetime experience and I learnt so much, it was really fun.’ Robyn Rappaport 10O
‘It was very fun and a lot of hard work. I enjoyed this workshop because I learnt a lot of new dance types and movements.’ Rhys Hancock 10H
‘I really enjoyed the workshop because Lara taught us many things that no one knew. It was one of the best workshops we’ve had.’ Abbey Turner 10K
‘Even though the style isn’t my type of dance, I really enjoyed it because I learnt many knew things that could help me in the future.’ Holly Milliken 10K