Thursday 1st April 2010 by C. Freeman
The BTEC Performing Arts students enjoyed their debut dance show at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough. The event, which showcased dancers from schools in the county, was organised by Northants Dance Platform and it was the first time that the Brooke Weston students from Years 12 and 13 had performed together in public.
Lois Crossan said: 'I liked the rehearsal because we got to see everyone else's routine. It was great to add something different to the show. The performance was amazing; I absolutely loved it, we all did, it was a really good experience.'
The BTEC qualification is wide-ranging so the students also sing, devise and perform their own dramas. The two older students, Lauren Crossan and Kayleigh O'Connor, who are completing the course as a fast-track option, have already performed their drama at a local primary school, a task which the other students will tackle next term. Many of the girls want to continue to study some aspect of performing arts at university. Bianca Harker said: 'The course has given us more confidence and we all get on really well.'
Miss Bailey said: 'Their performance to Muse's "Feeling Good" was outstanding. A lot of the other pieces were hip-hop based and ours was very contemporary. The students wore costumes and face paint and all the other groups were talking about it. They did make their mark and it worked so well because it was a pure contemporary dance piece. It was so different and they really stood out.'