BA Dance Stronger Than Ever
After a year of dance training and months of long rehearsals and projects with various dance artists, Barking Abbey Dance Department put on a phenomenal end of year dance show last week ‘Catch A Vibe 22’, that they performed in The Broadway Theatre – showcasing all that they have been working on, in what felt like one of the quickest academic years since the pandemic. Teaching students from Year 7 to Year 13, the department and artists created 15 versatile pieces of choreography in styles like Hip Hop, Jazz, Commercial, Musical Theatre and Afro.
Dance artists such as Kelsey ‘Hydro’ Miller, Koby Turner and Kurtis ‘Kurtyswift’ Agyekum from Homebros, all came to work with the department to train the 7 different year groups and create choreography for the show which we are very grateful for. The students have spent hundreds of hours practising and rehearsing over the months to ensure they were ready for the stage and stage ready they were!
The success of their previously postponed Christmas Dance Showcase that they performed in March, had tickets selling even faster this time around, and the audience attending with high expectations. And from the countless amount of positive feedback received after the show, it was evident that those expectations were beyond exceeded. This show was a true testimony of the unity and family-bond the Dance Department have.
“Omg, I cried!”
“Such a fantastic show!”
“No other school does Dance like BA Dance!”
Well done to the Dance Department for all their hard work this year and to all involved in producing this aspirational and inspirational show!