Our dance students will perform in front of 82,000 people and a global audience of millions at the QBE international England v Samoa game at Twickenham on 22nd November. They have undertaken 22 hours of choreography and will perform with students from three other schools in a spectacular pre-game display.
The event is being co-ordinated by Pro-Excel which is choreographing the event that involves 280 students from four schools. Company founder Liam O’Reilly said: ‘We provide enrichment opportunities for young people across the country working in and around professional sport. It is about aspiration and helping young people believe what they can achieve through four or five days of really hard work. It involves them going out of their comfort zones to perform in front of 82,000 people and a global television audience in the millions in 200 countries. To perform to that level is a moment they will never forget.
‘It is a really important game on the international calendar. The whole idea is to give them an industry feel, but they have been excellent, they have got a really good attitude, they listen, are eager to learn and are confident.’
A total of 51 Brooke Weston students and one from Corby Technical School attended the rehearsals which were led by choreographers Farrah Abigail Hussain, Rachel Goodwin and Laura Hough.
Afterwards dance teacher Mrs Duguid-Yeomans said: ‘It is an interesting experience for the students because they are being exposed to industry expectations and standards. It is mass choreography so it is quite simple. There is a lot of emphasis on getting that unison really precise so the movement isn’t massively complex but because of the size of the project it will have a large impact because of the amount of students involved. It will be a great opportunity for our students and they are really looking forward to the final performance at Twickenham.’