Talented Derbyshire teens are set for success

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Talented Matlock dancers showed off their skills at a recent workshop in a bid to further their dance training.

Around 25 Highfields dancers from year seven to ten, took part in the session with The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), on January 20.

Held at the school in Lumsdale, the workshop included a live musician and was a fun and exciting opportunity for youngsters to participate in contemporary dance, and possibly be recommended to go on to further dance training.

The scheme was run by Dance4, which sent a talent spotter. They said the talent was so high that all 25 students who were taking part would be invited to audition for CAT gifted and talented dance programme.

Kerryn Wise, head of dance at Highfields School, said: “I am so proud of our young dancers.

“They have done tremendously well to have been ‘spotted’ like this, and they now have a real opportunity to take their dancing on to the next level, at state-of-the-art facilities with excellent tuition.

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stock pic - Highfields School Chesterfield road site.

NDET 17-10-12 MC 1 stock pic - Highfields School Chesterfield road site.

“We have an excellent record of encouraging talented dancers here, with some ex-pupils reaching the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and LABAN.”

Based in the East Midlands, Dance4 is an international centre for the development of extraordinary 21st century dance. 
Its Centre For Advanced Training (CAT) nurtures aspiring, talented young dancers and is one of its many programmes designed to encourage dance in the community.

Its programmes include residencies, research, performances and the biennial Nottdance Festival.  

Regional work for children and young people’s dance includes U-Dance platforms, supporting young people from across the region to perform and learn at CAT which nurtures aspiring, talented young dancers.

For more information visit: www.dance4.co.uk.