One Night Only:
Barton Peveril’s Dance students put on the college’s first dedicated dance show to a large audience on Thursday 17th May 2018, in the College’s Rose Theatre. The show, One Night Only, contained more than 35 performances, which students choreographed themselves as part of their exams, lessons and auditions to some of the country’s leading Dance Schools.
The performances covered a range of styles, from a modernised rendition of Singin’ in the Rain to a solo called Did You See? that was created by student Courtney Bradford for her audition to Italia Conti Performing Arts Academy.
Speaking on the success of the night, Teacher of Dance Laura Harvey said:
“Our One Night Only dance show has been an excellent way to showcase the vast talent of our students. It has provided the students with the opportunity to perform their exam work, as well as giving them the creativity to choreograph and perform dances specifically for the show. It was a fantastic evening of dance filled with passionate, emotive and creative performances. For our second year students, our show was their last performance, so I wish them the best of luck in their future”
A former Thornden School student who performed on the night, Natasha Watts, said:
“I have loved working towards the dance show as it’s been a great release from exam stress. It’s nice to collaborate as a class, working towards something we all enjoy, before going our separate ways.”