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We are proud to be one of the official sponsors for Dance Live! A fantastic new dance competition hosted by the Guildhall Trust where colleges and schools compete for national awards.
A Dance Live! choreographed routine
Portsmouth’s Guild Hall School Dance Competition was first held in February 2020. Over 2000 students from 39 different Primary, Secondary and FE school settings competed across 5 days.
Once entered, each school is tasked with creating the content of their dance (a 5-7 minute routine), including the LED screen backdrop to accompany their routine. Due to the global pandemic, unfortunately, the finals in April 2020 had to be held virtually. The team were amazed at the flexibility and dedication of participating schools in 2021 as the event went ahead as ‘Dance Live! TV’.
Dance Live will provide guidance for contestants as they prepare a performance that may be interpretive, related to a theme, or featuring a narrative.
In 2022, the event is all the more vital. Providing an outlet for children and young people who will have been affected by the pandemic. The heats took place between the 7th and 13th of February, with the final set to take place on the 3rd and 4th of May 2022.
One of the primary reasons we are supporting Dance Live! is the huge mental health boost that keeping active can have on children and young people. This is something we are passionate about raising awareness of amongst the schools and students that we work with.
Importantly, dance improves creativity and wellbeing. Dancing in a group lifts cooperative skills as well providing an outlet for stress and imagination. It also offers a fun reason to exercise! Regularly practising varied dance routines will strengthen the body as the full range of muscle groups are activated. As young people build up their strength, they will naturally gain confidence whilst learning what their bodies are capable of.
The guidance provided by Dance Live! states that there are multiple elements to each dance entry in addition to the dance performance. These include the choreographic team, the props and production team and the film team. This means that there are many ways that young people can partake in the competition, with the aim of being fully inclusive.
Dance Live! also offer opportunities for students to visit the performance space to familiarise themselves with the space if necessary.
Also, Dance Live offer a range of supportive workshop opportunities in schools that focus on raising aspirations and developing skills for creative career choices. For new school entries, these are free with a duration of 2 hours. These workshops include
Thankfully, even if your school are not competing in this year’s event, the spectacle of seeing the choreographed routines of the entries is likely to inspire your students. Using the information pack below, you could share some of the images from previous heats to give your young people some ideas, perhaps even hosting your own in-class dance competition!
You can register your interest for Dance Live! Portsmouth 2023. More information can be found here. You can also get in touch with the Dance Live team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.