Term 1 Round Up!

What a start to the new academic year we've had! The students have been continuing their learning by working hard in the studio and having fun in the process. Check out what we've been up to and our recent news below:

Choreography Week

This term we introduced a 'Choreography Feature Week' for all of our students and focused on the theme 'Friendships and Connections'. The effort, creativity and enthusiasm from all was just brilliant and teachers and pupils alike had a blast. Musicals, films, songs and more were explored through repertoire, creative practice and drama. Well done to all!

Dance Proms

Our Advanced students had the fantastic opportunity to perform at this years Aberdeen Dance Proms held at the Beach Ballroom. Students performed the classical piece Raymonda, arranged by Lorna Scott and a Musical Theatre number America! by Michelle Whyte. It was an exciting event dancing alongside various dance schools from the Aberdeen area and went down a storm with audiences. Congratulations to all involved.

Exam Results

Congratulations to all of our students who took part in their vocational and graded exams this recent summer - the results were outstanding.

Adv 1 Modern - 10 out of 12 students received a mark of Distinction with the others gaining Merit. This exam takes so much time, stamina and training so to gain marks like these is an incredible achievement. Graded Modern pupils also did extremely well - 92% received a mark of Distinction with the remaining 8% gaining Merit. Within RAD Vocational Ballet exams the success continued with

Adv 1 & Intermediate Ballet gaining a fantastic 80% Distinction and 20% High Merit.

Level 6 National Certificate

Congratulations to Scott, Daisy, Keira, Lily-Bell and Morven who were recently awarded the Level 6 National Certificate in Dance. They completed 12 Units in total including Improvisation, Dance History and Audition Preparation. An incredible achievement at just S2/S3 and with the majority of learning taking place over Zoom! We are extremely proud of this group.

SQA Class of 22/23

Danscentre’s SQA class of 2022-2023 have made a great start to the Higher/National 5 Dance course so far. In term 1 we have focused on choreography and the study of professional piece Swansong. We can’t wait to watch them flourish and progress throughout their journey.