Hillview School for Girls staged its annual Dance showcase at the EM Forster Theatre on 20th October. Tickets sold out very quickly for the evening, which was a celebration of the outstanding work created and performed by Hillview’s Dance students.
Hillview students from right across the school (Years 7-13) were involved in the showcase, which received glowing praise from the audience and local community.
Students from the school’s own Dance companies, Accelerate and Momentum, which re-launched this year, also worked hard to prepare for the event.
Rebecca Smith, Curriculum Leader of Dance, said:
“I’d like to thank all the students and Performing Arts staff for their hard work, time and dedication. I hope the students who took part will continue to be inspired by Dance throughout their time at Hillview and beyond. We are thrilled to have been able to perform once again at the EM Forster Theatre and to have received such great feedback.”
Some of the dances were choreographed by the students themselves, especially for the event, whilst others were a result of work completed in GCSE and A Level Dance lessons.
Among the performers were Hillview Saturday School, a group of students from a range of local schools, led by performing arts practitioners, who meet outside of school hours to learn new dance styles, as well as Musical Theatre and Drama.