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New Hall students join Team England in 2021 Dance World Cup

Date Posted: Monday 08 February 2021

The New Hall School Dance Department will be representing England in the 2021 Dance World Cup.  The Dance World Cup (DWC) is the biggest dance competition in the world with over 6000 dancers from 54 Countries. It is the greatest all genre dance competition for dancers aged 4 years to 25 years. The judges have chosen Year 7 student Lois Dennison and Year 9 student Darcie Meechan to compete with their Tap Duet called ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ choreographed by Sarah Molina, Head of Dance at New Hall School.  Bosco Chiu, former Deputy Head Boy and 2020 alumnus, was chosen to compete with his lyrical solo which was choreographed by teacher Laura Bouckley, and former New Hall student and teacher Darcie Playle was chosen to compete in the under 25s category with a piece which she has choreographed.

The Dance World Cup UK organised an official Qualifier Heat for Team England, Team Scotland, Team Wales and Team Northern Ireland by video audition.  A panel of trained DWC Judges selected the dancers who will compete in DWC in Burgos, Spain in July 2021. Patrons for Team England are Arlene Phillips CBE, Wayne Sleep CBE, Debbie Moore CBE and Lauretta Summerscales, Principal Ballerina.

‘The is the first time that New Hall has entered this event and we are delighted that the judges have selected our routines and recognised the talents of our students. The dancers will now commence their training programme to prepare them for this event. We wish them the best of luck,’ stated Sarah Molina, Head of Dance.

Alongside a successful academic programme, New Hall School provides excellent facilities and training for budding sports stars and fantastic music and performing arts provision.  The Catholic boarding and day school for students aged 1-18 has a distinctive ‘diamond model structure’ and a strong ethos of pastoral care, which supports students in their endeavours, allowing them to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.