DANCE students at a Bognor Regis school staged their first show in front of a packed audience.
The nine members of Autograph Dance Company of sixth-formers at The Regis School were involved in all aspects of putting on the event.
Led by Amy Josling, Beth Oliver Irish, Paige McCabe and Emma Van Koolbergen, they took control of the rehearsals, choreography, music and publicity as part of their peformance arts dance course.
The result of their efforts thoroughly entertained the audience in the school’s theatre area with a mixture of dance styles.
They included contact improvisation, commercial street and contemporary dance. Former teacher Sue Ward said: “It was a privilege to watch the high level of performance achieved by this group of A-level students.
“The contemporary dances were beautiful – a wealth of talent in both performance and choreography.”
Principal David Jones was delighted with the year-on-year increase in standards of performance.
He paid tribute to the staff members who had worked so hard to develop and support the students.
Emma, Paige, Beth and Amy will be leaving the school this year. They have left a strong legacy for the remaining members of the dance company.
Emma and Paige have been accepted to study dance at Roehampton University.
Beth will complete an HNC in the study of dance at Chichester College while she still runs the L2D company. Amy will study music, marketing and event management at Northbrook College.