We were delighted to welcome Holly Rush as part of The Lowry CAT scheme to school where the pupils were able to take part in a wonderful contemporary dance experience.
The Lowry CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) gives young people access to high quality dance training.
CATS help identify, and assist, young people with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education. The Lowry CAT taster dance workshops provide an insight into the world of contemporary dance.
Working with Holly, a professional dancer, the pupils explored a variety of contemporary dance.
Mrs Kathryn Slater, Head of Performing Arts at Saint Paul’s, explained: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to learn more about contemporary dance and to take part and experiment in a very supportive environment. Holly engaged well with the pupils who really enjoyed taking part in such a fun and energetic workshop.”
“We were absolutely delighted that five of our students, who displayed excellent dance skills, were selected to be part of their programme for free! We are very pleased and proud of them.”
Holly commented: “My mission is to create an inclusive space for the participants to feel comfortable but challenged in order to try new things and to leave the session with a new found confidence.”