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Boys enjoy audition for professional dance show

Teenagers Ben Handley, Jack Willis, Chris Longworth, Johnathan May and Anthony Reeves with professional choreographer Luke from Matthew Bournes Dance Company Re:Bourne

Teenagers Ben Handley, Jack Willis, Chris Longworth, Johnathan May and Anthony Reeves with professional choreographer Luke from Matthew Bournes Dance Company Re:Bourne

Young performers took part in a professional dance workshop for auditions for a production of The Lord Of The Flies at The Lowry, Manchester.

Boys at Millfield Performing Arts College, Thornton, were taught by a professional choreographer from Matthew Bourne’s dance company Re:Bourne.

Re:Bourne will be staging a production of the William Golding story about a group of boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island and left to govern themselves.

The Year Nine pupils were invited to take part in the workshop, a boys-only event, to audition for the show as well as gain invaluable experience and be inspired to continue dancing.

13-year-old Millfield pupil Jack Willis said: “It was a great opportunity to learn something new.”

Classmate Anthony Reeves, also 13, said: “It will be a memorable part of my life and was a great opportunity to start a career in dance.”

Year Nine performing art students also hosted a community dance coffee morning to entertain residents of BUPA Bank House Nursing Home, on Shard Road, Poulton.

Dance teacher Charlotte Longworth, who organised the events, said: “I think it’s brilliant that our students have had the chance to take part in these events.

“The workshop was an invaluable experience for students, they gained confidence and were inspired.

“Both events have been a rewarding and enriching experience which have enabled the students to grow in confidence.”

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