Bath Dance Festival
Year 8 Dance Club opened the show at the West Wiltshire Dance Festival, held at the Bath Forum and Swift Dance Academy closed the first act! We know why…Because they set the standard high for the rest of the groups throughout the showcase.
Both Dance groups performed with conviction, confidence and excellent energy throughout. SWIFTs take on the theme “Dare to Dream” highlighted a Contemporary Dance piece which explored the idea of a world of equity - with particular focus on the segregation between black and white in 1965. They used the track, “Glory” from the hit film Selma and portrayed the three month struggle when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The girls highlighted this throughout, dramatic facial expressions, strong dynamics and excellent timing throughout. An audience member said, “Clarendon are by far the best school here tonight!”
Year 8 Dance Club perform a piece to a song called, “Dancing On My Own” as the song is about a man watching his true love with someone else, but he’s by himself so he’s dreaming he’s with her instead. Our dance represents his sadness and loneliness in the song. They then remixed the song using garage band which then contrasted in style and theme to “Sweet Dreams Remix” which provided a more urban and edgy upbeat feel.
This was year 8's first ever Dance Festival and they definitely did me very proud. They held themselves professionally backstage and had nothing but pure devotion and commitment towards the event both prior and during. They worked together as a team and supported each other throughout. They highlighted lovely energy, projection and movement memory. I am very proud of the girls and cannot wait to pursue their dancing journey throughout year 9.
Well done to every single one of SWIFT and Year 8 Dance Club, you were an asset to Clarendon and left me very proud indeed.