Dance Evening 2023!

As always, we are very fortunate to have such enthusiastic and talented dancers who work extremely hard to get their performances ready on time! The Dance Club Leaders have worked so hard to choreograph such fantastic dances in and around their GCSE and A Level studies. They have been committed to run numerous practices and I am very appreciative of the hard work involved and I know the girls are as well, so well done and huge thank you to Jessica Downing, Erin Shiel, Erin Taylor, Seren Miller, Sienna Akore, India Elkes and Lydia Botting. Also, a massive thank you to Miss Fentiman for putting a show-stopping Gymnastics piece together! It is not an easy job but the girls have been dedicating their time before school and at lunchtime on a weekly basis to get their performance ready. The show doesn’t happen without the people behind the scenes! Thank you to Molly Barnard and Maisie Johnson who did the sound and lighting for both performances, you did an amazing job!

This year, Impress Theatre Arts also performed a number from their Dance School which was great to see! The girls all chose brilliant songs to represent this year’s ‘theme’, through the decades. It was a pleasure to hear a huge variety of music, even from the 1940’s! Students from all years performed in routines from tap to ballet to an amazing gymnastic display, creating an evening which was entertaining and thought provoking. During the first half Year 8 Dance Club looked very stylish in their gold braces as they danced to ‘Want you back’ by Michael Jackson and Holli Jenkins performed on an incredibly emotive piece to ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’. In addition, Lexie Rowley performed a stunning number to ‘It’s all coming back to me now’. Both Olivia Kinnear and Teah Gregory put on well-choreographed gymnastics numbers to finish the first half in style.

The second half of the evening led off with a fantastic show case of skill, timing and creativity; Gym Club, choreographed by Miss Fentiman to ‘Commander’. Following this, a variety of dance genre kept the audience captivated; a stunning ballet piece by Kiri Lobb and Lily Sansford, tap numbers by Rosie Bentley, Chloe Evans, Erin Shiel, Erin Taylor and Phoebe Prentice and ballroom from Cleo Lambourne. The second half was also full of beautiful solo’s from Seren Miller, Jessica Downing, Molly Munt and Sienna Akore. The Year 7 Dance Club put on an emotive number to ‘Beautiful’ and the show finished with everyone on stage dancing to ‘September’ and the audience clapping and enthusiastically cheering!

Finally, the Dale Dance Trophy Award this year was awarded to Lydia Botting and India Elkes for their commitment to Dance during their time at Presdales. Lydia and India have been dance leaders and performed in Dance Evening for many years. We have some very special dancers leaving Presdales this year to continue their A Levels elsewhere and begin University degrees, thank you for always embracing dance at Presdales and being fully committed as a dancer and a dance leader. Your support does not go unnoticed and the younger students are really going to miss you.

Thank you to those who came to watch, I hope you had an enjoyable evening!

Mrs Dann

Dance Evening 2022

Presdales Dance evening 2022 took place last Wednesday and Thursday and this years’ theme was ‘Musicals’. All solos, duets and group dances were choreographed by the students themselves who put on a very impressive show. Each year groups’ dance club routines were choreographed by our dance leaders who worked extremely hard to choreograph such fantastic dances in and around their GCSE and A Level studies since September and have been committed to running numerous practices to ensure the dances were ready on time. Well done and huge thank you to Jessica Downing, Seren Miller, Kaia Reynolds, Emily Fitzgerald, Sienna Akore, Ellie Carter, India Elkes and Lydia Botting.

There were also several people behind the scenes who the show couldn’t have happened without. Thank you to our A Level PE students Josh White, Maisie Johnson and Molly Barnard who managed the sound and lighting for the performances and also to the PE department everything they did to make the show such a success.

If you came to see the show, I am sure you appreciated how amazing it was and what talented dancers we are lucky to have at Presdales.

Massive well done to everyone involved!

Dance Evening 2021

What a brilliant show after 2 years! As always, we are very fortunate to have such enthusiastic and talented dancers who work extremely hard to get their performances ready on time! The Dance Club Leaders have worked so hard to choreograph such fantastic dances in and around their GCSE and A Level studies. They have been committed to run numerous practices and I am very appreciative of the hard work involved and I know the girls are as well, so well done and huge thank you to Sienna White, Ellie Davies, Seren Miller, Jessica Downing, Ellie Carter, India Elkes and Lydia Botting.

Also, a massive thank you to Miss Fentiman for putting a show-stopping Gymnastics piece together! It is not an easy job but the girls have been dedicating their time before school and at lunchtime on a weekly basis to get their performance ready.

The show doesn’t happen without the people behind the scenes! Thank you to Olivia Evans, Lucy Wells and Anu Njoku who did the sound and lighting for both performances, you all did an amazing job! Thank you to Millie Neave who took the brilliant photos during the dress rehearsal; the Parents Association for the interval refreshments; Maisie Johnson and Molly Barnard for supervising the students backstage and ensuring they got to the stage on time.

This year, Impress Theatre Arts also performed a number from their Dance School which was great to see! The girls all chose brilliant songs to represent this year’s ‘theme’, one of the School Values; Ambition, Equality, Creativity, Integrity, Resilience and Kindness. It was a pleasure to see how your dances represent what Presdales students are. Congratulations to Nefeli Tsamili, Ellie Carter, Paige Hunt, Skye Russo and Kiri Lobb who were shortlisted for their fantastic designs which were printed on the tickets/programme.

Students from all years performed in routines from tap to ballet to an amazing gymnastic display, creating an evening which was entertaining and thought provoking. During the first half Year 8 Dance club looked very stylish in their pink skirts as they danced to ‘Respect’ and Molly Munt performed on an incredibly emotive piece to ‘Bedroom Ceiling’. The Senior dance club put on a well-choreographed contemporary number to ‘Sunrise’ choreographed by Sienna White.

The second half of the evening led off with a fantastic show case of skill, timing and creativity; Gym club, choreographed by Miss Fentiman to ‘Wish you well’. Following this, Kaia Reynolds and Emily Fitzgerald performed a stunning ballet pointe dance to Beethoven’s Secrets. The second half was also full of beautiful solo’s from Seren Miller, Jessica Downing, Holly Coleman and Sienna White. The Year 7 dance club put on an uplifting number to ‘Treat people with kindness’ and Sienna Akore performed a tap masterpiece. The show finished with everyone on stage dancing to ‘I Believe’ and the audience clapping in time and enthusiastically cheering!