Eastleigh College staff and students took to the stage yesterday to perform the Comic Relief 'Big Dance' in front of a packed out audience. For the first time, college lecturers and support staff worked with Dance students to perform a compilation mix of some all-time favourite songs, including 'Grease Lightning', 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson and MC Hammers 'You can't touch this'. The idea was inspired by this year's Comic Relief Danceathon fundraiser.
The routine took weeks of rehearsals and proved to pay off as it was thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd of college staff and students, who were cheering and
singing along! Efforts resulted in a total of £130 being raised in aid of Comic Relief.
Level 2 Dance student, Joey Finch, was one of the students performing on stage and talked about rehearsing with staff. Joey said:
"At first it was quite challenging as most of the staff had never been on stage or performed in front of an audience. I was really pleased with how it went and everyone loved it!"
Trevor Maskall, Computer Science lecturer, performed to the American country classic song 'Cotton-eyed Joe' and commented:
"It's been good fun. It's been interesting working with the students on the dance routines but it was a great laugh!"
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.
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