Pineapple Dance

BTEC Performing Arts students and first year A level Dance students recently went to Pineapple Dance Studios in London to undertake some additional practical activities to consolidate their learning.  They participated in a Jazz dance to develop new skills for the BTEC Variety unit and to focus on the American Jazz theme - specifically Fosse from the A level syllabus. Bob Fosse was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor who won eight Tony Awards for choreography, more than anyone else.  He was one of the most influential men in jazz dance history who created a unique dance style that is practiced in dance studios throughout the world. His amazing choreography continues to live on through several great Broadway musicals such as Cabaret and Chicago.  The students will be performing their work at the Variety showcase on Thursday 14th December.   

A level Dance student Callan Dicker, previously at Amery Hill School said "It was a fantastic experience to learn from a current professional who has a Fosse training background." 

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