Wow. What a spectacular performance Dance Encore gave the Hazlitt Theatre.
Over 100 students from New Line Learning Academy, including students from Cornwallis Academy and Tiger Primary School came together to form Dance Encore.
The event was a fantastic opportunity for students to show off the hard work they had put in over the last five months.
Students from reception through to Sixth Form were involved, putting on a range of performances from Michael Jackson's iconic ‘Thriller’ dance, to more contemporary dances performed by the older students.
Many students had been rehearsing as early as October 2018, with some even coming together during lunch and break times to master their dances before the big show. Some students were so dedicated that they even stayed after school for extra dance lessons/practice.
Nicky Histon, joint head of Dance/Performing Arts at New Line Learning Academy and one of the main organisers behind Dance Encore said after the show - “Every single member of Dance Encore can be proud of themselves after putting on an unbelievable show to a sold out audience. The students have worked so hard over the last 5 months practising and perfecting their dances; it has taken a lot of hard work and team work to get to where we are now”.
“The number of Performing Arts and Dance students at the school continues to grow and we hope putting on shows such as Dance Encore encourages more young people to get involved”.
“I would like to congratulate all the students for taking part in the show and thank them for their hard work and commitment. I would also like to thank all the staff who contributed to making Dance Encore such a brilliant show. A massive congratulations and thank you to Cornwallis and Tiger as well for their amazing contribution and performances. And I can't forget to thank Leanne Chapman for the amount of time and effort she has put in to making this a memorable performance".
The next big performance from New Line Learning Academy will be sometime in July 2019. The performance will be the famous gangster spoof ‘Bugsy Malone’.