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Dancers Promote Literacy and Numeracy Skills to School Pupils

It is no secret that NPTC Group’s dancers are both dedicated and talented.  In recent years the college has seen many students progress onto some of the country’s leading higher educational institutions for dance, including Roehampton University, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban and London Studio Centre to name just a few. 


One project that has been making the headlines this week has been Un, Dau, Dawns.  This is a collaborative project between NPTC Group’s Dance Department and TAN Dance whereby the college students take part in a one week tour of local primary schools, promoting the importance of literacy and numeracy skills through dance. 


The NPTC Group students were lucky enough to perform in an original piece of dance performance work, choreographed by Grace Huxtable, who is currently working in the community as a dance practitioner.  She commented that;


“Working with the dancers from NPTC every week has been such a pleasure.  There is so much talent in the company and the creative enthusiasm has been wonderful.  The tour has been excellent and has made such a positive impact on the local community.”


The comments from Head Teachers have been excellent and the school pupils have benefited hugely from seeing young people being enthusiastic about literacy, numeracy and of course dance.  Elise Addiscott, one of the college’s lecturers stated that;


“The NPTC Group dancers have truly engaged with this unique experience and are now gearing up for their professional dance showcase in May, which promises to be another brilliant opportunity for all involved.”