Sixth Formers Ruby Noble and Paige Broughton were among the acts that performed at a recent dance showcase. They developed a piece for the Kettering and District Schools’ Evening of Dance that featured performers from both primary and secondary age ranges.
Many performed in groups whereas Ruby and Paige were the only duo. They created a piece themselves under the guidance of Miss Bailey who said: ‘I taught them the original material. What they had to do was to adapt that into a duet and build a theme around it.’
The pair have teamed up previously and are the only Year 12s to have chosen dance as a specialism on their BTEC course. They are used to working closely and ideally would both like careers in the dance industry. For their latest appearance at the Masque theatre they wore simple black dresses and gave a well-received performance to ‘Wherever You Will Go’ by Charlene Soraia.
Ruby said: ‘It went really well, we were a bit nervous because the others were big dance groups and they all had a choreographer and we had choreographed ourselves. After the dress rehearsal we were a lot more relaxed because it seemed to go down quite well. We had been working on the piece for two months as part of our BTEC Performing Arts coursework. It was a release contemporary dance so it was very flowing and fluid. We have different styles but it seemed to work quite well. We did the choreography by sitting down, throwing ideas around, putting the song on and seeing what happened.’