The Blend catches the essence of dance in Exmouth Community College exam show

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 March 2018

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

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For three nights, students studying dance at Exmouth Community College presented their examination pieces at the annual Blend Dance show, writes Richard Childs.

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Once again the evening was filled with dances which stirred the emotions, made you chuckle and brought joy to the audience.

Mrs Amy Phillips, college dance co-ordinator said, “It takes many hours of rehearsals to choreograph and rehearse just a few minutes of dance. Months of planning, rehearsing during lessons, after school and at weekends has led to this wonderful show.

“Every student has had their struggles in getting to this point, but the way they have approached these challenges in a positive and proactive way 
will equip them with the skills 
to make a success of anything they put their minds to in the future.”

The technology department created some of the props for the show and numerous staff gave up their time to make it possible. Daniel Phillips should be congratulated for his sound editing and voiceover work: superb.

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Sam Worthy was the technical guru for the show and must take much credit for its visual impact, the lighting complementing the dances brilliantly.

Sam Kelly and Santiago Frew made up the rest of what was a highly competent tech team.

But the stars were, of course, the dancers. They were:

Year 10 GCSE

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Holly Bown, Ellie-Mae Brunt, Chloe Brunet, Anya Corlett, Anneliese Davies, Elena Fitera, Toby Hill, Esme Jordan, 
Rosie Lambert, Joshua Lees, Jasmine Lloyd, Lauren May, Hana Mills, Matthew Pile-Rowland, Kayleigh Rowe, 
Zoe Spencer, Lauren Sprigmore, Grace Thomas, Ellie Tigwell, Cody Tyrrell, Sophie Ward.

Year 11 GCSE

Sophy Child, Beth Chivers, Lauren Clarke, Isobel Dodd, Megan Ebbrell, Milo Godwin-Coombs, Kerrie Hancock, Hannah Jones, Sam Lee, 
Luella Lewis, Megan Parkhouse, Tia Purchell, Ellis Seager, Sophie Spiller, Milly Tidmarsh-Watts, Katie Waterson, Georgia Way, Lily Webber.

Post-16 dancers

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Milly Watson, Jack Woodthorpe, Cameron Woolsey, Paige Young, Matilda Cretney, Hattie Musgrove, Chloe Walker, Caitlin Walsh, Sabrina Welch, Chloe Lomax.

Guest performers

Josh Cambridge, Sophie Rowcliffe, Phoebe Hartley-Norton, Rosie Cherry, Annie McAlister, Chloe Fell, Rosie Phillips, Eloise Escott, Hannah Saunders.

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs. Students performing in Exmouth Community College's Blend dance show. Picture: Richard Childs.

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