On March 8th 2012, 10 dance students and 2 members of staff from RCC headed down to London for a trip of a lifetime. They were all to experience for the first time Billy Elliot the Musical and the Move it 2012 Dance Festival. Some of the student had never been to the Capital City before so it was going to be real unique experience for all.The students stayed at the Baden Powell hostel situated across the road from the National History Museum. The facilities were great and were used by lots of other different types of young people.
On the Thursday afternoon we had the privilege of seeing Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The choreography, the set, the music and the rest of the production was fantastic. We all came away with a tear in our eye knowing that this was a show that we wanted to see again and again.
The next morning we got up bright and early to a lovely continental breakfast so that we were ready for the Move it 2012 Dance Festival. This was such a unique insight to see and experience what dance opportunities are available across the country for young people. It was great to see such wonderful performances from the different dance colleges to see what new talent is out there.
There were lots of things to see and do throughout the day from taking part in a Commercial Edge Dance Class to watching Kimberly Wyatt from the ‘Pussycat Dolls’ and one of the judges from Sky One’s ‘Got to Dance’ on stage. Some of the students even met Chris and Wes, the ‘Got to Dance’ winners from 2011! (And we all got loads of freebies)
After such a busy day we needed a good meal. We went to a restaurant that sold metre long pizzas! We managed to eat them all after doing lots of walking and dancing that day.
The whole trip was fantastic and everyone would love to visit the Dance Festival again. Look out for information for Move it 2013.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
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