GCSE Dance students perform on the Comedy Carpet
14 May 2016
At the beginning of May, eight GCSE Dance students from Blackpool Aspire Academy were selected by Blackpool Council’s Arts Service to take part in a two day workshop and performance with professional dance company Chameleon. Throughout the two day workshop students worked solidly alongside professional dancers Kevin Edward Turner and Theo Fapohunda to learn a set dance and create their own piece to display on Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet. The experience has also allowed students to work towards the Bronze Arts Award which is a nationally recognised qualification.
Aspire students were also joined on the Comedy Carpet on Saturday 14th May by students from Anchorsholme Academy and Blackpool 6th Form, who all put on a fantastic performance. Head of Dance at Blackpool Aspire Academy, Mrs Elson said, “I’m extremely proud of all the students today as they have put on a fantastic show. I have seen them develop and grow in confidence throughout the whole experience and that is down to Kevin and Theo who have been truly inspiring. I know the skills the students have learnt on these workshops will certainly help them as they go forward in their GCSE dance qualification over the next two years.”