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St John’s is delighted to introduce a new dance programme for the 2016 Autumn Term, with professionals from The Dance Company visiting the School to teach.
Pupils can choose to take classes during activities or after school and dance sessions also form part of the rotational programme in the Lower Third. There are classes in street jazz, musical theatre, body conditioning, contemporary and hip hop. Lessons are open to boys and girls, beginners to advanced standards.
Teachers from The Dance Company are professional dance practitioners with extensive teaching experience; many come to St John’s straight from London’s West End and are thrilled to be able to share repertoire from hit shows such as ‘In The Heights’, ‘The Bodyguard’ and ‘Mamma Mia’.
This exciting programme will culminate in a performance during the Spring Term for friends and family to enjoy.
Dance teachers from The Dance Company:
George Ioannides (Laine Theatre Arts College): Ensemble in ‘Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre), ‘Peter Pan’ (Dartford), ‘Our House’ (Studio Theatre, Epsom) and ‘Cinderella’ (Chelmsford).
Courtney-Mae Briggs (Arts Educational School, London): ‘In the Heights’ Ensemble (Kings Cross Theatre), ‘Kiss Me Kate’ Ensemble (Paul Kerrison, BBC Proms), ‘Barnum’ Ensemble/1st Cover (Joyce Trevor Jackson UK Tour), ‘In the Heights’ Ensemble (Southwark Playhouse), ‘Kerry Ellis Live at the Palladium’ Backing Vocalist Steven Palling (The Palladium), Olivier Awards - Backing Vocalist Julian Bird, ‘Peter Pan’ Tiger Lilly (Sarah Redmond UK Productions).
Melissa James (Arts Educational School, London): ‘The Bodyguard’ Nicki Marron/ 1st cover Rachel, ‘Guys and Dolls’ Ensemble, ‘Cats’, Bombalurina ‘The Empress’ (Workshop) Ruby Wilson Derek Griffiths, ‘West Side Story’ Anita (Will Tuckett The RSC).
Lauren Griffin (Laine Theatre Arts College): Recent credits include Emmerdale, numerous pantos and professional teaching engagements.
Georgia Briggs (Laine Theatre Arts College): Georgia performed with street group Dance Xtreme and has danced at Sadlers Wells, The Brit Awards and many, many more dance venues.
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