Dance Production 2016
The appeal, not to mention the importance, of a whole school dance production is that it presents students with the opportunity to showcase their artistic , courageous and creative abilities to a large audience of peers, friends, family members and college staff.
For two nights this week, 98 student Gymnasts, Dancers, Musicians and Trampolinists came together to CELEBRATE the 21st anniversary of the Southam College Dance Production.
Rehearsals were running right up to the last minute, as the dances needed perfecting, the trampoline routines needed tightening up and
the characterisation perfected.
Tap, Street, Contemporary, Ballet, Sports Acro, Jazz and Cheerleading were just some of the genres on show to a receptive audience who thoroughly enjoyed all of the lively and entertaining acts.
Tilly Wilson's foot speed and control during her Irish dance was truly exceptional. Ballet pieces by Ellie Clark, Rachel Greenshield and Holly Chevassut showed beautiful formal patterns and fluent movements. 'Focus on Me' was a real showstopping Street performance from Amy Rigg & Darcey Christie that combined dancing skills with gymnastic ability to create a truly remarkable piece. ‘Thriller' drew on the timeless movements of Michael Jackson and some expertly applied make up to close the show with a real bang.
However, the star of the show was Hayden Clamp, who set the standard for future acts to follow in his 'Annabelle' gymnastic dance routine, where he pushed the creative boundaries to a new level. Hayden was awarded the Ian Clark Memorial Trophy for Trampolining Excellence.
The whole evening was a celebration of artistic excellence. Well done to all.