27 Nov 2019

GCA Dance Platform

On Tuesday 12th November we welcomed seven local primary schools into our school for the first ever ‘GCA Dance Platform’.

Each primary school prepared a dance performance, which they performed on our school stage to a packed audience.  The sheer variety of dances that were on display were fantastic.  St Michael’s on Wyre gave us ‘Sugar, Sweets &Treats’, Garstang Community Academy prepared ‘A World of Dance’ whilst Scorton/Caldervale produced a dance about Danelaw.  The pupils were a credit to their schools maintaining a supportive and professional atmosphere throughout the event.  The energy was infectious particularly during St Helen’s Kirkland & Caterall’s performance of ‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring’ and St Mary and St Michael’s ‘Celebrating dance and life’. The primary schools were also treated to seeing performances from our very own students who attend the ‘GCA Dance Academy’.  The Dance Academy performed two group pieces and a variety of solo’s and duets.  Well done to Tabitha and Lucy who were brave enough to be soloist’s - they did an amazing job.

Our final two primary schools to perform were St Mary’s Claughton on Brock with their dance ‘keep calm and carry on’ and St Thomas’ with their number ‘If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!’ A massive thanks goes out to the organisers of this event Christine and Katherine Jamieson who worked tirelessly to make this happen.  A big thanks to their dance workers Emily and Emily who worked with the primary schools to get their pieces ready and who also performed a professional duet. A lovely evening was had by all and we can’t wait for this to run again next year!

 

Dance Academy Perform at Blackpool Winter Gardens

On Monday 25th November we took our Dance Academy to perform at Blackpool Winter Gardens as part of the annual ‘Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership’. Over 26 primary and secondary schools performed at this prestigious festival where they showcased dances under the theme of ‘All around the world’.  We decided to prepare a dance that celebrated the beauty of Africa – we were inspired by; movements from the animals in the jungle and movements from tribal communities.  As always our students were a credit to the school – supporting others and conducting themselves in a professional manner.  They did a fantastic job, well done to all involved!