News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Performing arts students share Christmas spirit

Performing arts students from Clarendon Sixth Form College are collaborating with local community group, Tameside Culture on this year’s Christmas project.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the usual Christmas celebrations, such as Christmas lights switch on are unable to take place this year. Instead, Tameside Culture created a community project, based on the 12 days of Christmas.

Ten performing arts students were invited to take part in the video for day 10. Prior to the event, local choreographer, Dale Coleridge, taught the students a dance routine for ‘10 lords are leaping.’ The performance was filmed at the Brooke Vincent Theatre in Clarendon Sixth Form College.

The film will be released on multiple platforms including: Tameside Culture’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, plus Tameside Council’s social media accounts on the run up to Christmas.

Michelle Forrest, dance teacher, said: “This was such an amazing opportunity for the dancers to be involved in, they had a real taste of working in the performing arts industry.  I was immensely proud of all of them for working with professionalism, energy and talent throughout.”

To find out more about performing arts courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, call 0161 908 6600.