LEWES Old Grammar School dance students performed at two world-famous venues in the same week.
They took part in Grande Productions’s Bobby Dazler Event at Sadler’s Wells, London, and in the song, dance and theatre show at Glyndebourne as part of the year-long celebrations of the school’s 500th anniversary.
The last few weeks has been particularly busy for the youngsters as they rehearsed for their performances at the two venues.
The London event was staged at the West End venue of Sadler’s Wells, The Peacock Theatre, and involved 300 other performers from around the country.
The piece performed by the LOGS students was a seven-minute fusion of street and contemporary dance choreographed by Jess Lloyd and Lindsay Hay from Universal Dance, to the song ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Rihanna and Eminem, mixed by local DJ Nick Brett.
The theme was based around the idea of domestic violence, exploring the differences in volatile relationships.
It has since been showcased at Universal Dance’s Choreographic Competition 2012 at Uckfield Community Technology College and will be shown again at Lewes Old Grammar School’s Dance Gala on Wednesday, May 9, in Lewes Town Hall.
Universal Dance is also taking this choreography to Make Your Move, the British Red Cross Dance Competition later this year, which will also involve many of the students from the school.
If they are lucky enough to win the first and second heats in Bognor and Sevenoaks, they shall perform again at London’s 02 Arena in the final.
Students that took part were Riya Joshi, Kahina Bouhassane, Ella Partington, Kaira Lawrence, Annabel Sanders, Phoebe Crossland from Year 9, Maya Carroll, Zoe Gandey, Megan Morton, Beth Webster from Year 10, Zach Silver, Katy Hughes, Freya Gandey from Year 11 and Pippa Evans, Tyra Thompson, Megan Ball, Talia Lipmanowicz, Frances Wood from the Sixth Form.