Freddies’ dancers have had a brilliant week with Chad Taylor and his company of Hip Hop dancers, hosting a 3 day residency which included 5 different workshops, a live performance of their current work ‘The Awakening’ and a Q&A session where our dancers asked company members about their background, training and career in the Dance industry. This was a really interesting and inspiring session where we learned about potential dance routes after school and about how making a good first impression is invaluable in the industry. It also gave us an insight into their recent choreographic work and an understanding of the many issues surrounding mental health.
Our Yr9 BTEC dancers were put through their paces during a full day of workshops, learning ‘rep’ and creatively exploring issues around mental health. They produced some original work which will now be developed with Mrs Cowan in lesson time and will contribute to their Unit 1 assessment. Yr7&8 Boys selected by their Drama teachers, also participated in workshops. It was wonderful to see the boys throwing themselves into the Hip Hop style (new to them all) and really enjoying themselves. We are looking forward to watching the boys tackle some different styles in the future…Well done Lads! Finally, our Yr8 girls deserve a special mention. 45 in total, bringing so much energy and passion to the workshops. Chad and his dancers all commented on their talent and potential and named Freddies their ‘best’ school to date!
Thanks to the company and our brilliant dancers for all their efforts this week. We were very proud of you all!