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News: Dance students take to the stage to support orphan charity

(Left to right) Anastasia Fennelly, Grace Wilkes, Maria Iwanejko, Androulla Kyriakou, Olivia O’ Brien, Mia Brown and Zoe Williams
(Left to right) Anastasia Fennelly, Grace Wilkes, Maria Iwanejko, Androulla Kyriakou, Olivia O’ Brien, Mia Brown and Zoe Williams

Nottingham College Dance students are putting their skills to great use on Thursday 8th November as they perform Starz, a dance show they have choreographed themselves to raise money for local charity Operation Orphan.

The performance, which features more than six dance styles, including contemporary, freestyle, tap, jazz, street, lyrical, and Greek; and 17 costume changes, will take place at the College’s Clarendon Community Theatre, on Pelham Avenue, off Mansfield Road, at 7pm. Adult tickets cost £5, students £3 and children under 16 £2. People can book on the door or online via Ticketsource at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/starz.

The group of six talented dancers came up with the idea back in July and have been working hard ever since coming up with the concept, which tells the emotional story of an orphan’s life, choreographing the entire piece, organising the venue, and promoting and selling tickets for the event.

Lead choreographer, Androulla Kyriakou, 18, from Chilwell, said:

We wanted to use something we’re passionate about to make a difference, and this charity is one we all felt strongly about. We’ve put a lot of effort into the show, and have been busy practising three times a week, alongside our course, to make sure it’s a success. Hopefully that will pay off and people will enjoy our performance.

- Androulla Kyriakou

The students, who met during their course induction, say the show has brought them closer together. Twenty-one-year-old Anastasia Fennelly, from Arnold, had to pull-out of the show after dislocating her knee during rehearsals.

She said: “Working on the show has been a great way to get to know each other better. I’m disappointed I won’t be able to take part in the final production, but I still come along to rehearsals and I’ll be there on the day for moral support. The girls are all so talented, so I know they’ll put on a brilliant show!”

Rehearsing ahead of the show
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  • 2nd November 2018 (2:41 PM)
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