Legat: Spring Showcase 2013


On Friday 8 March the Miles Studio Theatre at Bede's Senior School was filled with an audience of local dance enthusiasts, parents and fellow Bede's pupils and teachers, all of whom had come to watch the Legat School of Dance Spring Showcase 2013.

This annual performance by the vocational dancers at Legat School of Dance saw each and every Legat student performing, with the showcase including a dizzying array of dancing in a wide variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz and street dance. 

Solo dances by Bede's pupils Abbie Chapman and Amy Farrant were particular high points of the evening.

Directed by Elaine Holland and with choreography by Legat staff members, Frederick Ashton and Christopher Bannerman.

The Spring Showcase is traditionally a highlight of the Legat School of Dance season of performances, and this year was no different.

Originally founded in 1939 by Madame N Legat, the Legat School of Dance is the oldest vocational dance boarding school in the UK.

Past Legat pupils having gone on to complete their training at Elmhurst School for Dance, Central School of Ballet, Laine Theatre Arts, Laban, Millenium Dance, London Studio Centre, London Contemporary Dance School and many other prestigious schools.

Production support for the Spring Showcase evening was supplied by Bede's teachers and pupils including Mr Richard Waring, Ben Wood and Tom Hands, with the wardrobe department being assisted by Mrs Wendy Parry.

Mrs Holland, Director of Dance at the Legat School, said after the event, "our next performance, the Student Choreographic Competition, will be taking place on 17 May. It is our sincere hope that it will be as well supported by the local community, who we are always very glad to welcome onto the Bede's site."