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21/06/19

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

The Academy Orchestra performed with on Friday as part of their Young Players project. We had a great time! Here is our performance! https://t.co/z35nCRLE4F

21/06/19

Thank you so much for supporting and inspiring our students!

21/06/19

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Earlier this week hosted students for the ! The room was buzzing with ideas and we’re excited to see how these bright minds will shape the future of our cities! Thank you to for joining! https://t.co/TwsePMkpIo

13/06/19

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Please can you share with your students. We are looking for young people (individuals/groups) to perform/showcase their talent! Thank you 😊🎤🎼🎹🎻🎹🎷

09/06/19

Day one of our Uber Rewards Trip to Surrey. Splash World, Box Hill, Pizza and more! Full report and pics at https://t.co/UdMypOTkRG https://t.co/G3pG1dsDr3

23/05/19

Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? Every Tues from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome. Find out more at https://t.co/5mv6BIndkn https://t.co/tuUmf64v5l

22/05/19

Great, thanks again!

22/05/19

Thank you very much. Our contact details are at https://t.co/6gQIcxEsT9 Much appreciated.

12/04/19

Day Six of our snowsport trip. The highlight of the day was our beginners group completing the famous Black run down from the glacier. Full report and pics https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/o42PXTz7r2

11/04/19

"It is quite a sight to see our boys coming down the mountain." Report from Day Five of our snowsports trip, and lots of pics at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/74mAIqApFL

10/04/19

"We awoke this morning once again to beautiful blue skies." Report and pics from Day Four of our snowsports trip https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/RNVNx2nxjp

09/04/19

Report from Day Three of our snowsports trip. Please look at the pictures at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G and admire how beautiful it is! https://t.co/X8K07TVNTx

08/04/19

Report from Day Two of our snowsports trip: "It was like watching a different group from yesterday, the progress they have made has been excellent." https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/GlqPl21kR1

07/04/19

Report one Day One of Crans Montana snowsports trip. An impressive first day all round! https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/oVvqbibBTp

06/04/19

Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁 https://t.co/PjWYoump5j

03/04/19

Look how proud our Under 15 team are to lift the Harris Cup, after beating an excellent team in the final. Please say to our boys. We've been hunting this trophy for the past 3 years! Full match report at https://t.co/4irEL8tgEI https://t.co/pG2MTNrOal

03/04/19

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02/04/19

Very proud of our team! A huge well done to all the students who competed so well today.

02/04/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

🤾🏽‍♂️Huge Congratulations to the U13 Boys Handball Finals Medallists! You did your borough proud! ⭐️ 🥇 🥈 🥉, 🥉St Pauls, https://t.co/qfYcuoIphX

02/04/19

We couldn't be more proud of our boys! Well done too all of them, and to all the schools who took part today.

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Posted on December 10th 2018

'Avant Garde' Lead Professional Dance Workshop for Year 9

Avant GardeProfessional dance company Avant Garde led a workshop for our Year 9 BTEC Performing Arts students recently.

Dani Harris Walters (pictured), a member of the company, led the workshop. Dani is currently playing one of the lead characters, Bill, in the UK touring show Fagins Twist, which reimagines the classic tale, Oliver Twist.

The students took part in a physically demanding workshop where they learnt the Hip-Hop style Krumping, a new form of Hip-Hop dance which gives dancers the opportunity to express themselves and their feelings through a series of rapid, exaggerated leg and arm movements.

The students learnt the basic steps to begin with, taking this in their stride and giving full commitment to showing the high level of energy and strength that is expected within this style.

Once the students had quickly grasped the fundamental technique they were challenged to learn choreography that is performed by professional dancers in Fagins Twist. The students were not fazed by the difficulty of this choreography and instead rose to the challenge showing Dani how talented and eager they are to learn and explore new dance styles and choreography. They performed this choreography with passion and an abundance of energy, starting to create and express their own stories through this style, using gestures which highlighted their personalities.

Express themselves

Avant Garde 1As the students had worked incredibly hard to perform this choreography to a very high standard they were given the opportunity to join in a ‘cypher’ at the end of the lesson, a dance circle where students are encouraged to enter and express themselves.

The students supported one another with enthusiasm as they entered the circle. This takes a lot of confidence and courage to perform on your own in front of your peers. Each student showed how talented they are by improvising on the spot but creating some exceptional work. The students were even treated to a performance by Dani much to their delight as they watched in awe.

After the workshop Dani said he was extremely impressed with the students’ efforts, dedication and, most importantly, talent - adding that he was inspired by their passion for dance.

Each student should be so proud of themselves for representing the academy in such a professional manner and giving all their energy and enthusiasm to creating a brilliant workshop and atmosphere. It was brilliant to see so much talent and creativity in one room.

Ms Haywood, RAD PGCE, Teacher of Dance