‘The Works’ Showcases Student Dance Talent

Newton Abbot College students from Years 7-13 took to the stage recently to showcase their dancing talents in the popular annual performance, ‘The Works’.

Returning for its third consecutive year, the acclaimed show saw students deliver a performance full of different dance styles from contemporary and lyrical to ballet and hip-hop. Key stage and year group dance highlights included a ‘Where’s Wally’ inspired performance by Year 10 students and Key Stage 3’s interpretation of Pink’s hit ‘What About Us?’. Individual performances punctuated the group numbers, with Year 11 Eleanor Skinner wowing audiences with her performance ‘Mercy’ and Year 13 student Imogen Thomas’ emotional rendition of ‘No Place Like Home’.

Year 10 students performing their 'Where's Wally' inspired piece
Year 10 students performing their 'Where's Wally' inspired piece

The show was a culmination of the students’ own choreographic work and pieces produced throughout the year in classes and the College’s popular and thriving dance clubs.

The evening was a celebration of both group work and solo dance performances
The evening was a celebration of both group work and solo dance performances


The performance was met with huge applause, with one audience member commenting: “The work that goes into these performances is huge; it is so wonderful to be able to see students in their element, performing such mature and well-conceived pieces. Brilliant!”

Year 9 student, Chlow Hammond, performs 'Let It Go'
Year 9 student, Chlow Hammond, performs 'Let It Go'
Teacher of Performing Arts and Dance, Sarah Wilkinson, was extremely proud of the performances: “Our fantastic students continue to surprise us with performances that get better and better, year on year. The hard work and commitment that is shown by our students is testament to their dedication to the art form of dance and it is a privilege to be able to work with such talented young people.”  
The Works Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 7
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