New Hall pupils to compete in 2021 Dance World Cup

The boarding and day school in Essex will train pupils in preparation for the world’s biggest dance competition

Pupils from New Hall School will be representing England in the biggest dance competition in the world, which takes place in Burgos, Spain in July 2021.

The Dance World Cup (DWC) features over 6,000 dancers from 54 countries. It covers all genres of dance and welcomes dancers aged four to 25 years old.

For the 2021 competition, the judges have chosen Year 7 student Lois Dennison and Year 9 student Darcie Meechan to compete with their tap duet called ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ choreographed by Sarah Molina, head of dance at New Hall School.

Bosco Chiu, former deputy head boy and 2020 alumnus, was chosen to compete with his lyrical solo which was choreographed by teacher Laura Bouckley. Furthermore, former New Hall student and teacher Darcie Playle was chosen to compete in the under 25s category with a piece which she has choreographed.

“The is the first time that New Hall has entered this event and we are delighted that the judges have selected our routines and recognised the talents of our students. The dancers will now commence their training programme to prepare them for this event. We wish them the best of luck,” said Molina.

The is the first time that New Hall has entered this event and we are delighted that the judges have selected our routines and recognised the talents of our students – Sarah Molina, New Hall School

DWC UK organised an official Qualifier Heat for Team England, Team Scotland, Team Wales and Team Northern Ireland by video audition. A panel of trained DWC judges selected the dancers who will compete in DWC.

Patrons for Team England are Arlene Phillips CBE, Wayne Sleep CBE, Debbie Moore CBE and Lauretta Summerscales, principal ballerina.

Alongside its academic programme, New Hall School provides facilities and training for budding sports stars, as well as music and performing arts provision. The boarding and day school for students aged 1-18 has a ‘diamond model structure’. Students are educated in co-educational classes up to age 11 and again at sixth form, whilst from age 11–16 they are taught in single-sex lessons.


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