Performing Arts students from Huddersfield New College ended the academic year with an inspirational trip to London, exploring the heart of the West End and participating in a range of specialist workshops to stretch and challenge their own personal specialisms.
In an action packed three days, the group saw two West End musicals, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie and Wicked. Dependent on their study specialisms, students also took part in a range of workshops. Dance and Musical Theatre students all joined a workshop with Sam Robinson, the understudy for Doctor Dillamond in Wicked and they learnt the choreography for ‘One Short Day’ and the Drama students enjoyed a stage combat workshop.
The workshops all took place at the world renowned Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden. There was also free time for students to take in some of the sights of London. The photogallery below shares an insight into the day.
Cat John, Teacher of Dance and a member of the trip party says: “It was an absolutely fantastic few days. London is of course the major centre for Performing Arts, hosting world famed shows. Students were inspired by the level of professionalism in the West End musicals they enjoyed, and then were able to gain a flavour of the level of skill and commitment required to be a professional performer in their workshops. These also allowed them to enjoy experiences that helped to shape their future career planning, and the skills they gained will support them as we prepare to start rehearsals for our 2020 musical production.”