Eastleigh College Dance students had the opportunity to try their hand at ballroom dancing, during a recent session with a former world champion.
The students participated in a two hour ballroom dance workshop giving them an opportunity to try a new style of dance which is rarely practiced on dance courses.
During the workshop, students were taught the steps to the traditional Waltz, and learned new techniques which allowed them to try to master the difficult poise, movement and steps involved with ballroom dance.
Giving students the opportunity to participate in new dance styles which are outside of their course requirement, broadens their experience of dance and the industry. A Level 3 Dance student from Eastleigh College highlights, “Learning ballroom dance was more challenging than I thought it would be, but it was enjoyable and useful in pushing me out of my comfort zone and extending my learning for my upcoming unit.”
Lynette Boyce, who ran the session and is from Nice ‘n’ Easy Dance Studio in Bournemouth comments, “I had the pleasure of working with a mixed group of Dance students at Eastleigh College, with different levels of ability, but all clearly sharing a love of dance. All learners engaged with the session and went away with a better understanding of the complexities and beauty of modern Ballroom.”
Eastleigh College prepares students for their next steps whether that’s higher education, training or employment. To find out more about the Dance courses available at Eastleigh College, visit the website.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
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