On Thursday 26th January students at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne, were visited by local West End Performer, Dan Partridge, who has just nished a year-long run in Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre, London and is about to appear in a Euro-
pean Produc on of Starlight Express. Dan held
three workshops in dance, ac ng and musical the- atre. Students were taught a highly complex dance rou ne, giving them an insight into the profession- al working world and the demands that would be put upon them. Dan also taught students the end rou ne from Mamma Mia, in which students learn the vocals, harmonies and dance of the nale number. This was a valuable and unforge able experience for all students involved, Dan imparted professional knowledge and was an inspira on to our students that are considering a career in the performing arts.
Students from Queen Elizabeth’s specialist in-house crea ve academy HYPE were thrilled: “It was great to be able to speak directly to a real professional, as well as being taught the rou nes they use in the West End”; “Dan was really inspira onal and I learnt a lot about the working world of ac ng and musical theatre”. HYPE looks forward to working with Dan on future projects.
Miss Chester Teacher of Drama