Well, what a busy busy week it has been! This wonderful cast of children have danced their socks off literally! A massive congratulations to all the children who took part, as well as parents, friends and family who supported the project by loaning props or offering assistance at any point in the build up to this summer event!
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On Monday we kicked off by choreographing A Million Dreams using contemporary dance styles with children of all ages. On Tuesday, we dedicated our time to create unique audition pieces and our hugely popular show dance Come Alive. Wednesday saw us building on these two showstoppers with yet another hugely successful track from the movie: Rewrite the Stars. It was a delight to see such graceful ballet dancers quickly learn new lyrical phrases and create small group phrases of their own. On Thursday we challenged ourselves to create our finale piece From Now On. Students also worked on additional pieces of drama and the final show consisted of a total of eight routines! The children aged between 8 and 15 from a total of 6 Monmouthshire schools, made many new friends and worked collaboratively in creating the show. The children showed such professionalism, managing all their own scene changes, props and accessories as well as recalling so many, many dance patterns and positions!
Four Year 9 students from Monmouth Comprehensive School have also been incredibly busy working to complete their Bronze Arts Award since Easter. They will be submitting their portfolios for moderation shortly. The students have been exploring what it takes to become a choreographer and a writer during their Arts Award project. Special thanks to local author Sam Hay who has supported the girls and inspired them to pursue their creative dreams. Final tasks to complete include planning, delivering and of course evaluating short workshops with others.
Further information about Bronze Arts Award can be found here. However, in summary it is worth pointing out that the Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification, Silver is Level 2 and Gold is Level 3 and carries a value of 16 UCAS points when successfully completed. All awards are completed by submitting an individual portfolio which documents the student's exploration and learning journey in the arts.
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