Friday 8th March was a busy day for the Dance team at Highfields! Whilst Mrs Hollinrake and Mrs Redhead took 27 students to London’s Dance convention ‘Move It!’, Miss Bonsall and Mrs Petch took Highfields Youth Dance Company to Deda (Derby) to take part in Interface - a dance competition.
‘Move It!’ is the worlds biggest dance event, celebrating all forms of dance and the performing arts across three amazing days. Our students were lucky enough to attend on Friday. The whole day was really successful. The students attended classes in lots of different styles from tap to hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre. There were performances from Wayne McGregor's company, Bird College and lots of inclusive company's. The students could attend seminars about career options and colleges offering placements and learn about auditions for Disney and Cruise ships.
HYDC is our school dance group of Year 9-13 students, choreographed and led by Year 13 students Molly, Katy and Ben. These students work hard every Wednesday evening to produce great work. Our place at Deda in the Interface competition was gained through video selection. After our performance on Friday evening we could be selected to perform in the national Udance competition, representing the county! The students spent the day ‘teaching’ the rehearsal with a professional sound and lighting technician, and took part in a Dance workshop led by a professional from The Royal Opera House. In the evening performance, they were fantastic, overcame nerves, and did their very best! Year 13 students were really supportive and excellent leaders. The group have showed real dedication over the months. Well done!