performing arts

Hannah achieves Ballet West dream

Authored by jamesreddy

Hannah Llewellin, a student at Ivybridge Community College, is taking the next step towards her dream becoming a professional dancer, after being selected for Ballet West – one of the most successful dance training institutions in the world.

Based in Argyll, Scotland, Ballet West students leave with a BA (Honours) degree, and past students have gone on to perform or teach with...

Breadth of talent shown in Appreciation of Dance

Authored by jamesreddy

Students delivered almost two hours of dance performances in the annual Appreciation of Dance show, as they demonstrated pieces that they have been working on in the current academic year.

The evening showcased 26 performances, from GCSE and A-Level work to recitals by the recreational dance club, junior dance Company, Senior Dance Company and Ivybridge Dance Academy.

“It was a...

Ivybridge dancers head to Swindon for regional U.Dance festival

Authored by jamesreddy

Eight dancers from Ivybridge Dance Academy, based at Ivybridge Community College, have been selected to perform at the regional U.Dance Festival in Swindon on 26 February, with the opportunity to make it through to the national festival in July.

The talented eight will be performing their well-practiced contemporary YAHA piece to an audience of 635, plus a panel of expert U.Dance...

‘Dream’ show is perfect combination of theatre, gymnastics and dance

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The scene was set – four ambitious Ivybridge Community College students embark on their journey to become Broadway stars – armed with just enough confidence, a huge amount of ambition, and their friendship to help them through.

This was the backdrop for DREAM – Ivybridge Community College’s most ambitious...

Ivybridge students bring Oliver! to life

Authored by jamesreddy

Coordinating the performance of more than 200 aspiring young performers may seem like an onerous task, but Ivybridge Community College’s run of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! proved that it is possible for such a large cast to produce one of the College’s most successful productions.

Featuring more than 200 cast members, including 25 children from the College’s partner primary schools, Oliver...

College musicians raise £275 for St Luke’s Hospice

Authored by jamesreddy

Musicians from Ivybridge Community College's Flute Ensemble have presented St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth with a cheque for £275.

The money, which they raised by recording and selling a CD of Christmas Music, will help St Luke's continue to provide specialist end-of-life care to more than 3,500 patients a year across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.


Plymouth’s performing arts course gives new skills to young jobless

Authored by Mary

Unemployed young people in Plymouth are being given the chance to take part in a three-week course to give them the skills and confidence they need to get a job.

Experience Performing Arts, funded by The Co-operative Foundation and delivered in partnership with The Prince’s Trust and Theatre Royal Plymouth, will give local young people the opportunity to boost their confidence and gain...

Audiences wowed as College is transformed into 'Land of Fantasy'

Authored by jamesreddy

More than 3,000 members of the public were this week wowed by Fantasy – a spectacular three-hour show at Ivybridge Community College – showcasing a magical mixture of the performing arts.

The dazzling event – with performances from gymnasts, dancers, actors and singers – took place in the College’s Sports Hall, which was transformed into a universe of 24 interlinked fantasy worlds....

Public’s chance to see Ivybridge Community College’s nationally acclaimed performers

Authored by jamesreddy

Tickets have gone on sale for Fantasy, Ivybridge Community College’s four-day performing arts extravaganza, which will feature a mix of high-energy singing, dancing and gymnastics performances.

The two-hour show, which runs from Wednesday 11 December to Saturday 14 December, will showcase more than 500 students performing 20 spectacular acts. These include stars from the college’s...

Britain’s Got Talent opportunity for 76 Ivybridge students

Authored by jamesreddy

Performance expected to be biggest ever seen by show's producers

The Britain’s Got Talent auditions kick off in Cardiff on Sunday 20 October, and – thanks to their dazzling display at the opening of the UK School Games – 76 performers from Ivybridge Community College have been put straight through to perform in front of the show’s producers.

With such a huge cast, the...