Wyvern Theatre Welcomes Gym and Dance Display

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Wyvern Theatre Welcomes Gym and Dance Display

Students from Swindon Academy spent months rehearsing for the ever-popular Gym and Dance Display that was performed on Thursday 3rd April at the Wyvern Theatre.  This fantastic show has been popular with parents, students and the community for four years and again this year it showed no sign of lacking popularity.  Usually the Gym and Dance Display is performed on the school site, however this year it was decided that performing at the Wyvern Theatre would be a fantastic experience for students and also the size of the venue would enable all parents and friends to attend.

In front of an audience of 600, over 100 secondary students performed a series of routines that demonstrated their dancing, vaulting and gymnastic skills.  Performances from all age groups included gymnastics performances, dance routines and of course, the high-energy vaulting displays.

Traditionally this is a student-led performance with many of the students choreographing their own routines and selecting their own music.   The show included a whole range of performances, some that are created purely for theaudience’s entertainment and others, which support students’ learning.  Dance Academy students work on their routine as part of their BTEC Performing Arts studies and are graded on their final performance.  The show provides a perfect opportunity for them to publicly demonstrate their skills and get used to performing in front of a large audience.

The audience, press and theatre staff were astounded by the professionalism of the     performers, the spectacular displays and the hard work and dedication that went into the event. Holding the event at the local theatre was such a success that they have invited the show to return next year.

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