Warwickshire School News: Sweet Dreams at Avon Valley School

sweetdreams1Matthew Bourne inspired dance show to be performed by students at Avon Valley School and performing arts college.

On Thursday 1st December, students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College will be dancing on stage in their performance of ‘Sweet Dreams’.

The dance show, which is set to feature fifty students, is inspired by, and loosely based upon, Matthew Bourne’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’. The plot, set in Victorian times, follows orphan girl Clara who is given a nutcracker doll which comes to life and takes her on an exciting adventure.

sweetdreams2The school are expecting the Christmassy themed contemporary dance show, which will take place in the school’s state-of-the-art theatre, to be a sell out.

Dance teacher, Emma Forrest, said

“This performance is different to anything we’ve done before. Normally, our dance shows are showcases which demonstrate our students’ talent through a range of dance styles. This performance follows a story and, as it’s being performed in December, we’re expecting the audience the have a magical experience.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said,

“The performing arts have a special place in the curriculum at The Avon Valley School and it is wonderful to see so many students getting involved in this production. Some of the cast have been involved in a number of productions, but for others it is their first time on stage. I am very grateful to the performing arts staff as this is a wonderful opportunity for our students.”

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the school. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. For more information call 01788 542355.

You can find out more information about Avon Valley School and performing arts college on their website: http://www.avonvalleyschool.org/

More information about education in Warwickshire is available on the Warwickshire Website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/education