Barnsley College will be offering a brand new dance course from September 2016 to all students interested in a career within the performance industry.

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical Dance course will be taught by industry professionals with over 15 years of working experience within theatre and television.

Dance disciplines will include Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz and Contemporary with opportunities to perform in front of a live audience.

The successful applicants who are accepted onto the course in September will be formally known as The Electric Theatre Dance Company and will perform in conjunction with the college’s Electric Theatre acting company as well as an individual dance crew.

“The Electric Theatre Dance Company will push its students to the limit with the aim of preparing them for a career within the ever-expanding and competitive performance industry.”

Dance teacher, Karl Newsham, recently provided pupils at Horizon Community College with an insight into the new dance course by hosting an exclusive introductory workshop.

To demonstrate the several different dance disciplines to give the Year 10 pupils an insight into the movement and pace of the lessons, Karl displayed floor work, commercial choreography and advanced dance techniques asking pupils to follow his lead.

Karl said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer a course in such a specialised area of performance and aim to attract prospective students from both the local area and beyond. The Electric Theatre Dance Company will push its students to the limit with the aim of preparing them for a career within the ever-expanding and competitive performance industry.

“The workshop we held at Horizon was extremely successful as a large number of pupils expressed an interest in dance, some having previous dance experience and others none at all. They all gave 100 percent and performed difficult movements to an excellent standard.”

Year 10 Horizon pupil, Emily Deacon, said: “I really enjoyed Barnsley College’s visit to our school. The balance of technique work and learning choreography was interesting and I’d love for them to come back and teach us more.”

Spaces on the new course are limited and will require a successful audition and interview to secure a place.

 

For more information on Barnsley College’s Music, Media and Performance courses please call 01226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.

Last updated: 8th June 2016

Originally posted on: 8th June 2016