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Students perform at Dance in the Spirit

A level dance students rehearse for the Dance in the Spirit Festival
A level dance students rehearse for the Dance in the Spirit Festival

[S]tudents will express the joy of spirituality through dance in a special performance at Barrow Sixth Form College tomorrow.

Talented A level dance students from the Rating Lane campus will be joined by primary and secondary school pupils for the second Dance in the Spirit Festival.

The older students have helped to mentor the pupils from Holy Family and Sacred Heart schools in Barrow alongside Our Lady of the Rosary in Dalton. Students from St Bernard’s school will also perform as well as Walney Jazz Dance group, which includes students from Beaumont College, Mill Lane Day Centre and The Croft.

Christine Jamieson, dance tutor at Barrow Sixth Form, has created the event that links RE with dance and said the sixthformers were excited to be working with the school pupils to create the show.

“This is a performance where schools from the area, as well as our own dance students, combine their talent to create amazing, original dance pieces. It is a wonderful, loud, energetic evening of dance and a really uplifting event.”

dance-in-spirit-rehearsalThe themes include healing of the paralysed man, feeding of the 5,000 and the parable of the ten lepers. There will be dances to Everything’s Alright from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and Don’t Worry Be Happy and singers will perform Pie Jesu.

Sixthformers dancing include Jana Brey, Melissa Chaplow, Alyx Dickie, Sophie Shannon, Alice Worrall, Shelby Molyneux, Tamsin Duff, Thomas Acott, Molly Field and Amy Hambly.

Professional dance teacher Sarah McArthur has also helped out with the project.

Tickets for the event, tomorrow (November 9) at 7pm in the Theatre at Barrow Sixth Form on Rating Lane, are available from the sixth form reception. They cost £4 with the proceeds going to charity.

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