Eastleigh College Level 2 and Level 3 Dance students recently showcased their dance skills at their end of year show, titled ‘Defy’.
The highly energetic show includes a wide range of styles such as ballet, urban, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary dance, with group performances as well as solos. The technical choreography was mostly created by the students themselves, and has been developed over the past few months, along with a great deal of enthusiastic practising and rehearsing.
Building up to the show, Level 2 Dance student Tiffany Carter commented, “It’s been amazing, my favourite part of the show this year is having the projectors behind us as it’s makes the show more dynamic and it’s nice to do something different.”
She added, “The dance where we use finger lights is really challenging, because the music is fast and everything is on-beat, so it’s hard to get all the moves in. But I definitely feel like I’ve improved on my techniques, especially in urban and musical theatre because I haven’t done much of those before.”
‘Defy’ is the centrepiece of the students’ final year assessments, as in addition to being graded on their choreography and performance, the students have also been learning about the social, economic and artistic history of dance.
April Inglis, Course Manager, believes the Show really helps students to gain confidence and learn skills essential to the industry. “Performing in the Show gives the students experience in the whole performance process, including choreography, rehearsal and working as a team”.
For more information on the dance courses at Eastleigh College please visit the careers page or telephone 02380 911299. An evening performance of 'Defy' will take place soon, please keep an eye on our social media channels to find out how to buy tickets!
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