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9th May 2018

As a finale to the Creative and Performing Arts Dance course, students performed together for the last time in a production of ‘Aesop’s Fables’ in the College’s Alan Ayckbourn Theatre.

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Carrying out extensive research, Extended Diploma Level 3 Dance students explored the history, themes and contextual issues of nine fables, creating dance interpretations of the classic moral tales including The Tortoise and the Hare and The Boy who Cried Wolf.  They performed a range of dance genres; classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical and jazz.

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Jessica Arnold (formerly of Scalby School, Scarborough) says: “It’s was fascinating to look at the research and then choreograph each dance to music, reflecting the mood of each fable. My personal favourite is The Lion and The Mouse which I choreographed and performed in a duet, in contemporary and lyrical style. I want to be a choreographer and this course has given me plenty of opportunities to improve my skills. I am particularly proud of these pieces.”

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Emotional about the final performance with her classmates Jessica says: “Dancing together for the last two years has been such a great experience and the group is very close-knit. This performance has been a highlight for us all before we go our separate ways. It’s great to see everyone progress and follow their dreams.”

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The Dance students have been very successful with their future destinations. Following auditions, they have been accepted at impressive dance centres such as Bird College, Addict Academy, Creative Academy, London Studio Centre and MADD College.


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Creative and Performing Arts (Dance) Extended Diploma Level 3

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