Student numbers for Shrewsbury’s dance classes are increasing with outside tutors, a talented gap student and an enthusiastic teacher heading the programme in You-Time.
A passionate dancer and Year 2 teacher, Ms Victoria Hancocks-Amison took classes at school and university - then taking a dance teaching degree. In her professional life Ms Hancocks-Amison has taught dance alongside PE in the UK for 7 years and has now brought her love for the discipline to Shrewsbury Riverside.
“Dance is important to me, as it is about individual expression and anyone can participate, whatever their experience or ability. I also make sure to promote the fact that it is a great form of exercise, which is good for a healthy mind and body,” she said.
Perhaps another driver of the excellent turnout is the addition this year of Anya, a fantastic gap student who is currently studying a dance diploma. Anya is a huge inspiration for Shrewsbury’s dance students. With an excellent technique, proven performance and choreographic skills Anya is already breaking new ground.
Coming up over the next few months, there will be a dance recital in the penultimate week of term for students to rehearse for as well as the Bangkok Patana Dance festival in either February or March 2021. Meanwhile, Floreat this week will be a special one to congratulate the following students who have been selected to go through to the final of the Thailand schools virtual dance competition. With such large numbers of senior and junior students attending rehearsals and competitions, dance is becoming a real area of strength at Shrewsbury.