Students take to The West End

Students take to The West End. A troupe of 32 dancers, including Knowsley College students, alumni and local schools took to the West End stage to showcase two choreographed routines.
The dancers were joined by hair and beauty, as they travelled to London to perform in ‘The Stars in Our Eyes show’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre; home of The Phantom of The Opera.
Since auditioning in November the dancers have been on a tight schedule to create and refine their routines with section manager, Carmel Moss commenting that tutors are “exceptionally proud of the development that this group has made.”
The project allowed for college-wide collaboration as two media make-up students were tasked with creating a striking look for all 32 dancers, enhancing the costumes created by art and design students.
The experience has afforded a diverse range of KCC’s students a taste of working life at a top level West End theatre.
Five of the dancers were chosen to attend the ‘Can You Dance?’ exhibition in March, where they took part in workshops and were able to speak to industry professionals about future careers. This follows a special visit to KCC from Can You Dance? founders Matt Flint and Tom Shilcock, for a one-off masterclass earlier this year.

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