This year’s Dance Showcase included a combination of A2 and A/S level student choreographies from the recent practical examinations and a selection of dances created by the students themselves. The reason behind the performance was twofold; each year the students are assessed on their choreographic and performance skills and spend a lot of time and effort preparing their dances and getting them ready for marking by an external moderator. Often this work goes unseen and the performance gave the students the chance to demonstrate their hard work and perform it in front of a live audience. Having made the decision to put on a performance, the students wanted to make the Showcase a charity event. They dedicated this year’s Showcase to the memory of our much-loved former Head of Science, Mike Malone, who passed away on 1st March this year and the students chose to give the funds raised from this year’s event to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which supports research into skin cancer.
Thank you once again for supporting our seventh Showcase event; we hope you enjoyed the performance.
Sharon Bell course leader for Dance said
“The Dance Showcase was the culmination of a year of hard work in which the students were able to perform their exam pieces to a live audience. It was also the opportunity for them to help raise some money for a worthwhile cause in memory of a much loved colleague and teacher. In total we raised £730 for the Bradley Fund/Rosemere Cancer Foundation which will be used to fund research into melanoma. All the students worked incredibly hard to ensure that it was an excellent performance. I am very proud of all that they have achieved and wish them every success for the future – they deserve it”
Jayne Clarke Principal of the college said
“As always, the phenomenal hard work and talent of our brilliant Dance and Performing Arts students shone through in the stunning performances at the Dance Showcase. This year, the event included a lovely tribute to our former Head of Science, Mike Malone, which made it even more special. It was a privilege to watch.”