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SA Dancers Strut Their Stuff At IDFest

SA Dancers Strut Their Stuff At IDFest

Published on 27 June 2017

Stockport Academy’s dance group showed one of the country’s best dancers how to bust a move at United Learning’s annual Ideas Festival (IDFest).

The 30 performers – represented by all year groups in school and Sixth Form – put on a choreographed interpretation of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in front of four primary schools and two other secondaries at AKS School in Lytham as part of a day celebrating culture, music and dance.

After spending the morning leading a number of workshops to teach primary school students the moves to the dance, they were involved in a grand finale that also featured former Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson.

George won the national television competition in 2008 and has since gone on to develop a career as a professional dancer and actor – and was happy to receive instructions from Stockport Academy students so he could take part in the dance too.

He then performed a solo routine and spoke to students about his perseverance to become a Britain’s Got Talent champion.

Head of Performing Arts Mrs Campbell said: “Our dance group really did themselves proud and we actually received several comments from the Headteachers of the other schools on what a high standard they performed to.

“Well done to everyone involved as the amount of work that went into perfecting their routine really paid off.”

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