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Dancers learn from top professionals

17 January 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our Year 10 and 11 GCSE Dance students took part in a three-hour workshop with two professional dancers from Phoenix Dance Theatre and James Cousins Company.

The workshop was offered to develop the students’ knowledge of the professional work ‘Within Her Eyes’ which is one of the dance works that students investigate and analyse as part of their GCSE dance course. Working with the professional dancers gave students an insight into key movement material used within the performance and practically explore it for themselves. This allowed them to see the choreography first-hand and gain a deeper understanding of the piece as well as providing them with the unique opportunity to work alongside professional dancers.

The students were engaged and inspired by the two professionals throughout the workshop and showed complete professionalism and commitment to the practical tasks set. It was really beneficial for them to gain an understanding of current dance works being choreographed in the UK today. They were truly inspired by the dance professionals who also talked to them about careers within the performance industry.

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