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Camden Schools Dance Festival.

The Place was delighted to host this year’s Camden Schools Dance Festival. Sixteen local schools performed original dance pieces that were created over the past few months under the guidance of their teachers and artists from The Place, B-Better, Akademi and English Folk Dance and Song Society. There were performances starting at 11:15am and 2:30pm.

In the morning the schools that took to the stage were; Acland Burghley (secondary) Brookfield (primary), St Marys and St Pancras (primary), Christ Church (Primary), Fitzjohn’s Primary, Gospel Oak (primary). 

In the afternoon there were performances from; Hampstead (secondary), Torriano Juniors, Richard Cobden Primary, Carlton (primary), Emmanuel Primary, La Swap 6th Form, Regent High (secondary), Rhyl (primary), Primrose Hill (primary).

The festival connects young people from across Camden who share passion and enthusiasm for dance, and the performances celebrate an eclectic mix of dance styles and music. We are grateful to Jill Grainger from Camden Council and Louise Clohesy from The Place for coordinating this event and sponsorship from Sportivate which enabled many of young performers to work with professional dance artists. There was great support from Camden Council with attendance from Councillor Nasim Ali, Councillor Angela Mason and Councillor Tulip Siddiq, and staff from the schools and The Place.

We have strong ties with our local borough of Camden and provide a dance hub for dance enthusiasts of all ages. Each week over 400 children attend classes and courses at The Place, 250 students attend London Contemporary Dance School and the resident company, Richard Alston Dance Company, performs in theatres from Basingstoke to New York and Moscow. This was a wondeful festival to be involved in and we look forward to working in partnership with these organisations on future projects. Watch this space....

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