College students dance their way to success

The dancers from the competition

COLLEGE dance students competed against each other to find the best choreographers. Thirty dancers took part in an annual choreographer competition at the Glass Box theatre.

The competition consisted of the dancers dividing into groups and working against a five-week time constraint for their chance to win a performance at the “Spring Blast” event at The Civic Theatre in Chelmsford later this year.

The competition included two performances, a matinee and an evening performance. Judges included Emma Meek (Choreographer workshop leader) and Laura Scott (virtuosic dance performer). The students were assessed on their choreographed routines and the winners were also given opportunities to perform at the end of year performing arts event!

Sinead Godin, senior tutor of performing arts and dance, recalled how proud she was of her students: ‘They had five weeks and a lot of independent study. It went a lot better than last year, where a student ended up with a kick in the face and a broken nose!’

The event was free, but the audience was asked for donations to go towards costumes and other tools important to the student’s studies.

Abbie Le-Vin, a student choreographer, said ‘the overall night was amazing. There was sections of the dance I choreographed that went wrong but overall it looked neat and tidy.’ Another student, Laura Lewis, said ‘I feel really positive, even though I didn’t win. Everyone enjoyed it and was singing and clapping along.’

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Amy Huwes

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