Two dancers from DanceSyndrome have been chosen to perform at a prestigious dance festival in London this summer.
David Corr, 21 from Chorley, and Jessica Reid, 16 from Preston, represented DanceSyndrome at the U.Dance North West regional festival in March at The Lowry, Manchester. Working with DanceSyndrome Dance Artists Sophie Tickle and David Darcy, the duo have developed a stunning contemporary dance duet entitled “Los(T)” that was the only one of sixteen performances to be chosen to represent the North West in the national festival, which is held in London in July.
Each year the U.Dance national youth dance festival showcases a selection of the best dance groups from all over the country in a range of performances and gives the opportunity for hundreds of young people to take part in workshops and masterclasses with dance industry professionals, inspire each other with a love of dance and develop their understanding within the dance sector.
Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive of One Dance UK who organise the festival said:
“The U.Dance national youth dance festival is an important event on the dance calendar and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) to deliver this year’s event. From the regional platforms to the festival itself, U.Dance engages with more than 2,000 young dancers, encouraging them in the pursuit of excellence in dance and embarking on careers in dance, highlighting one of One Dance UK’s key aspirations – to raise the profile of dance teaching and practice in all its diverse forms.”
Sophie Tickle, DanceSyndrome Lead Artist said:
“David and Jessica are committed young dancers with real talent. They have worked really hard throughout the process to give a professional and captivating performance. Everyone at DanceSyndrome is incredibly proud of what they have achieved and that they have been chosen to represent us on such a prestigious national platform! They both have a bright future in dance and we know that they will make the most of this incredible opportunity.”
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