Dance student stars in professional production

Former dance student Emma Palmer is set to star in professional dance production Dancing the Road when it tours the region this summer.

Emma, 22 from Washington, studied on our specialist dance training course, delivered in partnership with Dance City.

The Level 3 course, which is equivalent to studying three A Levels, offers a unique opportunity to explore and develop skills across a multitude of dance disciplines including Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Physical Theatre & Choreography. With an emphasis on practical activity with high level, comprehensive pure dance training delivered by professionals from Dance City, the course aims to develop students’ technique, artistic understanding and overall fitness levels to prepare them fully for a career within the industry.

Going on to graduate from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, Emma is now part of professional dance ensemble Fertile Ground, directed by Dora Frankel.

Set up in 2013, Fertile Ground was designed to nurture, challenge and inspire young, professional dancers who might have otherwise left the region to pursue their careers and boasts Wayne Sleep as a patron.

Emma will star in “Elephant Dances” as part of the Dancing the Road triple bill, which tours from mid-May. Feeling lucky to have been picked for this tour, Emma said: “I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road.”

To find out more about the Level 3 Dance or to apply, come along to our next Enrolment Event.

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