Students were taught by practitioners from dance company, Ballet Central, and auditioned for places at a further event that takes place at the Core later this month.
A total of 15 students from Years 7 to 13 were taught by leader, Katherine, and third year students from London-based Ballet Central in an hour-and-a-half session in Brooke Weston’s dance studio. They started the workshop with exercises that developed foundational contemporary technique.
Teacher Miss Duguid said: ‘The students recognised much of the material as it was very similar to the training I received and therefore what I deliver, but with further extensions which were new for the students and helped to improve and broaden their abilities. The main body of the workshop included Carlos, a third year student at Ballet Central, leading the Brooke Weston dancers, working in groups of four, through material and repertoire choreographed by the director of Ballet Central, Sara Matthews.
‘Later they had to formulate their own choreography to link together still images of the company’s repertoire, creating short solo motifs which were then developed into duets. The students auditioned for the opportunity to work with the Company during the forthcoming two-week break and take part in a residency that will result in a performance at the Core Theatre, Corby as an opening act for the Company themselves who will be performing their touring production “Whodunnit” that takes place on 17th May.’