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Dancers learn from professionals in Grantham

Dancers take part in the Chantry Dance Company's summer school. Photo: 0250A

Dancers take part in the Chantry Dance Company's summer school. Photo: 0250A

Dancers took the opportunity to experience contemporary dance and ballet lessons with the Chantry Dance Company in Grantham.

A group of 18 dancers of varying ages and abilities took part in this year’s summer school, ending the week with a performance in front of family and friends.

Co-Artistic director and choreographer Paul Chantry, who runs the school with his wife Rae, said: “We want to give them the experience of what it’s like to be with a dance company. It has really gone well. I think it has been quite new for a lot of them. They have surprised themselves”

The dancers had daily classes and were split into ability levels. The show included pieces based on Miss Saigon and The Harvest, a Russian tale.

One of the dancers, Alfie Jago, 16, said: “They are amazing teachers. They develop you as an artist and you find out who you are as a performer and a person.”

Semi-professinal dancer Mel Wong said: “Coming here has definitely developed me as an artist. The quality of tuition is so high.”

An edited video of the summer school presentation can be seen on line at vimeo.com/102680480

 

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