Dance Students Inspired During Annual Visit to The Netherlands
A-level Dance students from Cronton Sixth Form College recently went on their annual visit to the Netherlands in preparation for their forthcoming exams.
The students studied the internationally renowned Netherlands Dance Theatre, based in The Hague, as part of their course. The College has had the good fortune of securing an exciting partnership with the company, resulting in annual visits to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the artistic approaches of the dance company.
During the visit, students were able to observe a company ballet class, meet one of the dancers for a Q & A session, tour the building and observe rehearsals. They also took part in a workshop taught by company teacher Saskia Bosman, before ending the day with a performance of Sleeping Beauty by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek at The Lucent Theatre.
Head of Performing Arts at Cronton, Sharon Graham, said about the visit, “This is the third time I have visited the company with A Level dancers and once again it was a truly inspiring experience. The standard of dance on display is breath-taking and this is an invaluable opportunity for the students.”
On the final day of the visit, students spent the day in Amsterdam where they took in many of the sights of the city and visited the Anne Frank House.
A-level dance student, Darcy Quinn, said, “The day we spent with Netherlands Dance Theatre was very inspiring and reinforced my ambitions to become a professional dancer.”
Darcy is currently applying to a number of dance schools, including Rambert and Bird College of Dance.