Park Street dance school’s historical theme to bi-annual show
PUBLISHED: 22:00 16 June 2016
Ballet, tap and modern dance skills were showcased when a dance school held its bi-annual show .
Jan Cox School of Dance, which is run in Park Street, had a historical theme for the show which was played to a full house at the Trestle Theatre in St Albans.
Children aged from three to 18 took part in the show which covered a history of the world from the prehistoric era, Greek and Egyptian empire through to the Victorian and technological age.
They were all represented through different styles of dance and production including hand-made pterodactyl costumes, space age set design, props, video and lighting and specially selected music.
Proprietor of the dance school Jan Cox, who started dancing professionally in 1975 and has appeared in cabaret shows worldwide, said: “Every two years at Easter time, our school turns into an excited buzz of activity as we get ready for our school show.
“I love dancing as an art and love seeing the children enjoying it. It’s great to see their skills grow and the competence they reach – even the way that they hold themselves - it’s a skill that comes naturally after years of lessons.
“I think the experience of rehearsing, staging and performing to a live audience, in a real theatre, is an incredibly valuable experience, and so all our school pupils are able to take part in the show with no auditions held.”
She first starting teaching dance at her own school in 1997 - St Albans City School of Dance, held at Malborough School - and this year’s show is her 18th.