PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

All our pupils are given as many opportunities as possible to perform over the course of the year.

We put on our own dance show once every two years at Strode Theatre in Street. The show spans four performances open to the general public which are always a sell out, and involve all pupils within the school from 4 years and up. In May 2015 we brought the musical Cats to Strode Theatre for the first time which played to a full audience for five shows.

In addition we are often invited to take part in other events and productions at local theatres throughout the year and a number of our pupils compete in Dance Festivals around the South West of England.

We encourage our pupils to audition whenever local and national opportunities arise, and will always try to pass on audition information to any pupil who may be interested. Our pupils are often successful at audition, and we are proud that for the last few years many of the principals and the majority of the Junior Chorus for the pantomimes at Strode Theatre in Street and The Little Theatre in Wells have been South West School of Dance pupils.