Spring Dance Update

Published 27 April 2023

It’s been a busy time for the Dance Department: As well as preparation for exams, last month saw two amazing nights of performances by our students.

On Tuesday 28 March, the Validus Company* joined ORB Youth Dance Co, a semi-professional performance company, at the Spring Equinox.Presented by ACE Dance Studios, the Spring Equinox is held at Newbury Corn Exchange and is a celebration of dance, performed by West Berkshire schools, youth dance companies, community projects and specialist performing arts colleges.

On Thursday 30 March, the department held their annual St Bart’s Dance Showcase. The evening is a celebration of the St Bart’s dance community and includes the performance of a variety of works from across our different year groups, including exam pieces and work by the Validus Company and Validus Academy.


Mrs Warnes, Head of Dance, said,“I am so incredibly proud of every single student who took part in these fantastic shows. Every ounce of effort that our students put in definitely paid off. We are so lucky to have such a big and talented St Bart’s Dance family. Thank you to all the students who took part and those who came to watch and support them.”

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*The Validus Company was founded by the Dance Department to support students looking to continue their dance journey at highly competitive dance schools. The Company comprises of GCSE and A Level St Bart’s students, all of whom audition for a coveted place.