Dance Show finale proves a hit

Dance Show finale proves a hit

The annual Wey Valley School Dance Show ‘Our Swansong’ took place to a packed audience in the Will Mackaness Hall.  The theme of the show was a celebration of the dance that takes place at the school in classes and extra-curricular clubs with students from all year groups performing.  The show included an extra celebration of presenting the Year11 GCSE practical work following two days of practical exams and live moderation from the week leading up to the show.

Julie Ashmore, Head of Performing Arts at the Wey Valley School said, “The dance show was also an assessment platform for our Year 10 BTEC Dance students, presenting and being assessed on group performance pieces in two very contrasting dance styles”. 

Mrs Ashmore added, “In fact, the whole show allowed students to demonstrate and show off their talents and skills in a wide variety of dance styles, ranging from lyrical and ballet to minimalistic contemporary, with some Samba and Capoeira thrown in for good measure”.

Year 11 students Nakira Worsdale and Molly Simmonds were two of the students performing at the show.

Nakira added, “It was a night to showcase all our talented dance students, everyone did really well!”

Molly also said, “It was an emotional evening, a fantastic way to celebrate all of our hard work in lessons.'

Sara Adams, Principal at the Wey Valley School commended the students and staff for an outstanding evening of performing arts entertainment, “As always, the students were amazing on the night. They were utterly professional, performing on stage with commitment and passion, and striving to be the best that they could. By the end of the evening there was an incredible sense of personal pride and utmost joy, as well as a few tears from the Year 11 students, this being their farewell performance at Wey Valley."