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Our Dance Academy, Newmanoeuvres, is a Contemporary Dance performance company for talented College dancers. Entry is via audition. Students receive additional dance training alongside their Sixth Form studies. They are involved in technique classes, choreographic sessions and performance rehearsals.
Newmanoeuvres has had a busy and successful year. During the beginning of the year, they worked with a choreographer, Jenny Reeves from AbouTime Dance Company, on a site-specific dance performance called ‘Cotton’, which they performed at The Harris Museum in Preston at the UCLan Showcase and at The Festival of Making in Blackburn. During the Spring term, they were invited to perform in Fylde Under C, the spectacular College musical at The Charter Theatre, Preston.
At the end of the year, the Academy were selected to perform their piece ‘Victoria!’ at Lancashire Youth Dance Festival at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster. As part of the company’s enrichment, they have also taken part in various workshops (Belly Dancing, Music and Dance, African Dance) and created dances for College events, such as performances for Open Days/Evenings and liturgical dance for the Advent and Lenten Vigils.