Dance taster day proves a hit

Students from across the county put their dance moves to the test last week when they experienced a day in the life of a Dance student.

More than 60 youngsters aged 13 to 16 years old took part in the taster day, joining lecturers from the BA (Hons) Dance course, including Programme Leader Kirsty Russell.

They were also joined by some of the course’s current students, who treated them to a private performance of one of their routines and shared with them some of their experiences as Dance students.

The day was packed full of activities including high quality contemporary technique classes, creative choreographic sessions, performance screenings and tours of the campus, all designed to give them first-hand experience of what the course has to offer and what it’s like to study Dance in Lincoln.

Ormiston Maritime Academy was just one of the schools who got involved in the day. Teacher, Mark Hallam, said the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He said: “The school was really keen to bring the pupils along and to give them the opportunity to see what they could get involved in. A lot of the students have never given dance a go before so it’s a really nice opportunity for them to see what’s available and what it could be like to study it at university level”

Kirsty Russell, Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Dance, said: ““Here at Lincoln it’s really important to us that we engage with as many youngsters as possible. Some youngsters may really enjoy dancing but not realise the opportunities there are to study it at University.

“We had a great day showing them what opportunities there are and what we have to offer here in Lincoln – now we can’t wait for the next taster day in July!”

If you know a school who’d like to get involved in a future taster day, or if you would be interested in dance workshops at your school please contact:

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