For three nights students studying Dance at the College presented their examination pieces as the annual BLEND Dance show. Once again the evening was filled with dances which stirred the emotions, made you chuckle and brought joy to the audience. The dancers gave everything to the show which was enhanced by simple set, superb lighting and soundtracks specially prepared for the dances.
Mrs Amy Phillips, College Dance Co-Ordinator said, ”It takes many hours of rehearsals to choreograph and rehearse just a few minutes of dance. Months of planning, rehearsing during lessons, after school and at weekends has led to this wonderful show.
It is inspiring as a teacher to see the value these students place on creating a work of art that enables them to express their ideas. Seeing how they work together, discuss, organise their time and take on board feedback in order to develop their dances has been a joy to see.
Every student has had their struggles in getting to this point, but the way they have approached these challenges in a positive and proactive way will equip them with the skills to make a success of anything they put their minds to in the future.”
The Technology Dept created some of the props for the show and numerous staff gave up their time to make it possible. Daniel Phillips should be congratulated for his sound editing and voice over work: superb. Sam Worthy was the technical guru for the show and must take much credit for its visual impact, the lighting complementing the dances brilliantly. Sam Kelly and Santiago Frew made up the rest of what was a highly competent tech team.
But the stars were, of course, the dancers listed below.
Cast of Dancers
Year 10 GCSE
Year 11 GCSE
Post 16 Dancers