The Year 10 Dance BTEC students are currently involved in a Nationwide Dance competition which will culminate with the winner being able to perform at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London (www.sadlerswells.com ) as part of the 2012 Olympic Celebrations.
The competition is run by Youth Dance England www.yde.org.uk and has created something called ‘U Dance’ which is a national programme run by Youth Dance England, the national organisation that champions dance for all children and young people. They want every young person in England to be able to take part in at least one dance performance every year. Whether within a school, or across any other type of youth groups, all performances count.
On the 19th January the Year 10s performed for the first time at Darlington Arts Centre for the first stage of the competition. This was a sharing of work so that everyone could see some of the other entries. It was great to see such a diverse selection of contemporary dance. The year 10 dance is called the ‘Phoenix of Redcar’, it is the story of Redcar and how people’s perceptions have changed over the years of the seaside town.
The next stage of the completion is on the 11th February at the Arc in Stockton www.arconline.co.uk. Seven different acts will perform and only two will be chosen to represent the area in the Regional Performance which will take place in April. So watch this space!
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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