Students Gear up for the Premier Division of Rock Challenge

26th January 2018

Rehearsals are well underway and excitement is building for Rock Challenge, the calendar event of the year for our performing arts enrichment club! Although it’s the sixth year running that we have taken part in this prestigious dance competition, this year will be a little different… Following on from last year’s hugely successful Rock Challenge entry, where we won the southern finals and took home the National Award for Choreography, we are now competing at Premier Division level, which comprises the top 10 schools and colleges in the south!

Our crew of more than 75 students, made up of dancers, stage crew and hair and make-up, have worked together to create an eight minute ensemble performance.  The piece, entitled ‘Three Lives Collide’, is inspired by London’s Notting Hill Carnival, a vibrant celebration of London’s diversity. The story shows how three young lives can change in the blink of an eye when they suddenly collide in the midst of the carnival.

Lisa Fernandez-Adams, our Head of Performing Arts, says, “The Premier Division is a huge step up therefore, we want to make this performance even bigger and better than last year. The carnival setting lends itself to vibrant and extravagant costumes, and we’re rehearsing hard to make this performance a knock-out!”

Our 2018 entry into Rock Challenge wouldn’t be possible without the support from The Rotary Club Southampton, which has provided us with sponsorship for the fifth year in a row. Their continued support is really appreciated by our students and enables them to put on a show to be proud of.

We’ll be competing on Saturday, 28 April at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Buy your tickets now from the box office! We hope to see you there.