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STUDENTS COMMENDED FOR THEIR DANCE EXPERTISE AND DEDICATION

20 March 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Two talented Year 10 students have been commended for their dance expertise and dedication by the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at Dance City in Newcastle.

Following auditions at Dance City, Tilda and Lillyanna gained places on the Government’s National Music and Dance Scheme.  Lillyanna has been on the programme for two years and is doing contemporary dance and ballet and Tilda for a year and is doing street dance. The students have received glowing feedback about their progress.   Hannah Moreno, CAT Manager, at Dance City, said: “This is a great achievement. Tilda and Lilyanna demonstrate exceptional potential in dance and they are a credit to your school.”

To be selected for the CAT scheme students are identified as being highly skilled in dance. The CATs were designed to allow students to access specialist dance training as part of a broad and balanced education, irrespective of students’ personal circumstances.

At the Dance City CAT, students train at a professional level for a minimum of seven hours per week throughout the school terms. They also take part in additional intensive training weeks during the half-term, Easter and summer holidays to acquire additional knowledge and experience about diverse dance techniques and expand their creative skills.

Tilda and Lillyanna are studying GCSE Dance and are both involved in the school’s Evolution Dance group and take part in all our showcase events.

Lillyanna said: “We are really honoured to be part of Dance City CAT and are learning so much from the programme. It is hard work and a big commitment in terms of time but the benefits to our development are huge.”

Danni Fox, Lead Teacher for Dance, said: “It is fantastic to hear how well Lillyanna and Tilda are doing at Dance City. It comes as no surprise though as both students are incredibly talented and immensely dedicated.  As Hannah Moreno rightly says, they are a credit to our school and a great inspiration to our younger students.”

 

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