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The cast from LAOS who performed Beauty and the Beast at the Curve, Leicester.
Thursday 24th June 2010 by C. Freeman
The Performing Arts department is preparing for the first ever dance showcase later this term which features students from a range of year groups. The event, which takes place on 10 July will include pieces by the boys' dance group and also the one devised under the recent Dance 2 Educate scheme.

The showcase comes at the end of a busy term for the department, which saw Mr Duguid perform in a show at Leicester. He was part of the cast of Beauty and the Beast which ran for a week at the Curve.

Mr Duguid said: 'It was a wonderful experience, and probably the best production I have been involved in. There was a lot of money spent on the set and costumes and we even had the sound engineer from the West End show, Sweet Charity come and do the sound for the week. It was tiring but went far too quickly.'

A coachload of students and staff went to support Mr Duguid and see the production. Miss Duguid said: 'It was inspiring for them to see their teacher performing onstage. It was a really good show with pyrotechnics and was a really strong performance. It's always a challenge to keep broadening students' horizons, showing that there is no limit on what can be done theatrically. It gives them the opportunity to see productions like this that will stimulate ideas they can use in their exams, lessons or extra-curricular activities.'

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