What’s your favourite subject and why?

I’d have to say Dance. Being able to do Dance in the sixth form was one of my main reasons for wanting to come to the College. It goes really well with PE which I’ve also enjoyed, especially as I was able to combine the two subjects when I made Dance one of my case studies for the practical side of A Level PE.

I did Biology A Level in my first year which didn’t go too well but then switched to BTEC Applied Science in my second year, doing a two year course in one year. I’m pleased to say I’m now likely to get a Distinction* in it, which I’m very happy about.

What kind of Dance are you interested in?

I’m a bit of an all-rounder really. I’m classically trained but I’ve started to focus more on hip hop and commercial more recently. I’ve been at Whitesides School of Dance in Smallfield near Horley since the age of about 3, so I’ve danced for as long as I can remember.

What have you enjoyed about the College Dance course?

I’ve loved being able to focus more on Choreography. You get to learn a lot from other students – for example Grace Herman’s speciality is Hip Hop and Commercial and I’ve learnt a lot from her – as well of course as from our teachers!

How have you found being at College?

It’s a much nicer environment than at school. I like that you’re treated as an adult and much prefer the greater focus on coursework rather than exams.

I feel like I’ve grown up a lot since I’ve been at College and have just been much happier than I was at school.

What are your plans for the future?

I’ve got a place at the Centre Pac – a specialist Performing Arts College in Maidstone in Kent to do a Diploma in Theatre Performance. My dream is to Dance as my career – either touring with bands, working in stage shows or even working in entertainment on cruise ships. Performing is my priority!

Georgia, 2019

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