24 November 2013

A group of Year 8 boys got to grips with the finer points of contemporary dance in a special workshop with Attik Dance.

 The 10 students were selected to attend the workshop - run in conjunction with Plymouth University as part of its Widening Participation work - with Benjamin Dunks the artistic director of Attik, which is based at the Barbican Theatre.

"It's amazing to see how their confidence in their dancing has grown in just three hours," said dance teacher Miss Hawkey.

"Boys being into dancing can still a bit of a taboo thing so it's great for them to spend time with role models like this."

Benjamin said he was "super-impressed" with how the boys had participated in the morning's activities.

"They have been brilliantly focused and displayed an exceptional willingness to try new things."

Year 8 students CJ said it had been "great" learning new moves and Luke said he had enjoyed "every minute" of the session .

"It's really good fun," he said.

Attik Dance is launching a new dance club for boys called South Boys.

"Hopefully we'll see some of these students there," said Benjamin.

Boys step up for dance workshop

Tags: News: Academic Year 2013-14