Stunning Dance Performances in the QET

It’s been a busy term of dance showcases with pupils from Lower 1 to Form 4 performing on stage in the QET.

In May, as part of their Lower School Drama and Dance Showcase, Lower 1 pupils performed a fun, modern dance (with a few disco moves thrown in!) to Cat Scratch Fever. Form 1 demonstrated an array of different genres, including: a salsa dance to Zuku Zuku, an acrobatics routine to Tina Turner's Simply The Best, a highly energetic Bhangra dance to Hadippa and a funky hip-hop number to Run DMC's It's Like That. The show ended with a spectacular finale dance to The Greatest Showman, performed by the entire year group.

The Form 2 dance numbers consisted of a street dance to In my Mind, In my Head; a fast and furious modern/jazz routine to Queen's Don't Stop Me Now; a slow contemporary dance to Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, and a charming jazz-style partner dance to a cover version of Bleeding Love. The evening finished on an energetic high with a finale dance to Walking on Sunshine.

On the penultimate day of term, pupils from Lower 1 through to Form 4 performed in the Dance Showcase; a collection of pieces the students had been learning in the weekly dance classes offered by the Drama Department.

A number of musical styles and dance genres were featured, including Lower School pupils performing two charming, modern routines to Don't Worry, Be Happy, and Meant to Bethe latter piece featuring an opening section choreographed by Form 4 pupil Phoebe.

The Middle School students then performed a funky, locking number to If You're Over Me, and a stunning lyrical/contemporary dance to Chaperone.

As well as a chance to pull classwork together into a performance, the showcase is also used as a platform for students to share their own work with an audience. We saw a number of innovative and exciting smaller group pieces containing the dancers' own choreography, such as Warrior, Reet Petite and Be Alrightto name but a few. Students chose their own music and groupings and rehearsed in their free time. The performance ended in a grand finale to a medley of songsand saw all dancers come together on the stage for the final bow. A fun-filled evening with some superb dancing and talent shown.



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