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Years 8 – 10 Choreography Challenge – 3 November 2016

Students from Years 8-10 were invited to take part in the Schools Choreography Challenge run by The Corn Exchange Learning and Participation Department, and its local and regional dance partners. The Choreography Challenge brought a professional dance practitioner into The Downs School to work with our invited group of students for a day to teach some dance material. Following the workshop, our dance practitioner set us a suitable choreographic challenge which we worked on in weekly lunchtime rehearsals.

We performed our piece at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 3 November at 7.30pm. This was a new and exciting opportunity for The Downs School, providing us with the opportunity to learn from a successful dance artist as well as taking part in a live performance on a professional stage. Students participated in the Choreography Challenge learned to:

 Explore their creativity
 Build important life skills such as resilience, responsibility and communication
 Contributed their own ideas to a group piece, developing their teamwork skills
 Had an opportunity to celebrate their achievements with other schools and groups
 Developed their own physical and choreographic skills

On the day of the performance, we attended a dress and technical rehearsal at the Corn Exchange.

Contact Details

  • Headteacher: Mr C Prosser

  • The Downs School
  • Compton
  • Newbury
  • Berkshire
  • RG20 6AD

  • T: 01635 270000
  • F: 01635 579084
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