Core programme final performance

Core programme final performance

The July residential for our Core programme was delivered in collaboration with Swindon Dance, and provided SWMS students with the opportunity to work alongside dancers to create cross-arts performance pieces. These were performed in a final sharing at Queen’s College, Taunton on 29th July.

Click here to see the videos of the final performance

Click here to see a selection of photographs from the final performance

Thank you to all of you who sent feedback after the residential. Here are some of the comments from students, parents and tutors:

‘I am humbled to have been a part of the students’ journey. I am still blown away by their professionalism and talent.’ 

‘My daughter had a fantastic time and said how nice it was to work with dancers from the other CAT courses and make new friends. She said she wished it didn’t have to end.’ 

‘I spent an hour or two travelling home with some of the other parents and teenagers who had all very obviously really enjoyed the experience; the cross-collaboration between the music and dance schemes and the chance to work and meet with other highly motivated and talented people. None of them wanted to leave!’

‘Thank you for a fantastic residential, I had a really good time and it was hands down one of my favourites, I know a lot of us would love to work with the dancers again next year as it went so well together this time.’

‘This was a particularly insightful course for me. It was lovely to collaborate freely with the dancers and fellow musicians. The tutors helped inspire us and were not overbearing at all, leaving us plenty of space for creativity and growth.’

‘I really enjoyed the group singing led by Dean and wish we could have done even more as I never get the opportunity to sing in such big groups and it really grew my confidence in my singing.’

‘My son had an absolutely brilliant time saying he learnt loads & rating it 10 out of 10!’

‘It was a real pleasure and very inspiring for me to work amongst such talented young musicians and dancers.’

‘I loved the challenge of having to think about music in a completely new way. I feel so much more confident in improvising now and found it helpful to see how dancers improvise and develop their own choreography, layering up and developing ideas as a group just like we were doing with our music’.