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Students Are ‘Heroes’ in Rotherham College’s Production of Footloose

16 June 2022

Rotherham College’s Level 3 Performing Arts students recently stole the show with their week-long performances of the well-known musical Footloose.

This production formed part of the students’ final Level 3 project, in which they will be graded on their individual performances. The students performed in front of members of the public, current students and staff, and local primary school students.

The Wednesday evening public performance in the College’s very own purpose-built theatre was packed with energy and vibrancy from the word go and interspersed with an incredible range of individual talent in both singing, dancing and acting. 

The pace and energy as well as the skills and talents of the students throughout the performance kept the audience engaged from start to finish.

Siobhan Foster, Performing Arts Lecturer and Director of the show, commented, “The students have all worked incredibly hard to produce a high quality show in line with their assessments.

She added, “We are focused on providing the students with an experience that is as close to that of a working industry professional as possible and this group of young people have definitely delivered! We are extremely proud of them all.”

Ben Wainwright, Performing Arts Lecturer and Choreographer, summarised, “The students have worked incredibly hard to produce a high-end performance to over 600 people this week. They performed over seven shows in front of family and friends as well as to a number of local primary and secondary schools.

He concluded, “The students’ resilience, stamina and passion has shone this week and I have enjoyed working alongside them so much. It’s been a real team effort.”

Rotherham College offers courses in a range of creative Performing Arts courses, including Musical Theatre, Music Technology, Acting and Dancing. These courses are designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the performance and events industries. 

Students learn and perform their creative craft in industry-standard facilities, such as our state-of-the-art dance studio and practice with the finest equipment.

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