December 2015: Dance show wows audiences over three nights

PACKED audiences were in for a treat when Haslingden High School staged its dance show.

Three performances were held in the Sixth Form Theatre and 130 dancers from the school and two primary schools were on stage.

Head of Dance Liza Barrett said: “It was a really good dance show – the best we have ever had.

“We had 19 different dances and there was a bit of a nostalgic feel to it as some of the dances were on a ruby theme with it being our 40th anniversary. We also used music from the four decades.

“When we held the dress rehearsal all the students just knew when to get off and on the stage and we had the best finale of any show so far.”

A special dance day, on a Sunday in November, was held in school and students who attended got to star in the opening dance.

Rachel Cree, 18, and Olivia Yates, 17, attended and didn’t just appear the opening dance; they also got to perform a duet as representing Year 13 and a dance with the upper school dance company.

Rachel, who wants to study dance and drama at university and would like to teach drama, said: “I think our performances got better each night. It was sad when we did the last performance, but it was a great experience.”

Pupils from Helmshore Primary School and one from Broadway Primary also performed a dance routine in the show.

Each year the school organises either a theatrical production or a dance show.