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Talented Wisbech school pupils showcase their talents

Youngsters from Thomas Clarkson Academy prove they have the moves.
Youngsters from Thomas Clarkson Academy prove they have the moves.

Talented singers and dancers from Thomas Clarkson Academy have been delighting audiences across the country.

Pupils from the Wisbech school performed at the Youth Dance England event, showcasing their talent as a newly-formed dance company.

‘Inspire’ is made up of six dancers – Anais Baghdouyan, Chloe Browne, Joshua Dorman, Charlotte Lyons, Poppy Wabe-Hughes and Keira Williams.

They performed their first piece ‘Coming without invitation’ in the ‘Energise 2015’ performance at Swavesey Village College. The dancers choreographed their own routine, inspired by a recent visit to Laban School of Dance.

Teacher Lisa Tarsitano said: “They have worked really hard to put together an impressive routine.

“This event will give them a great opportunity to show just what TCA dancers can do.”

Students from the academy performed at the O2 Arena in London on January 27 with members of the Children’s Saturday Music School Choir which rehearses at the academy on term-time Saturdays.

The choir was positioned at the front of the stage and performed with more than 7,000 students from across the UK.

X Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan performed two songs with the massed children’s choir and TCA students were thrilled to watch the street dance group Urban Strides performing.

TCA’s leader of music Gayna O’Rourke said: “Performing with the Young Voices Choir gave our students the exciting opportunity to perform at one of the most exciting modern performance spaces in the country, whilst singing a varied programme of songs, from pop songs to Mozart.

“TCA students worked hard to memorise the lyrics and learn the dance moves for each song.”

Young Voices is a charitable organisation raising funds for a number of children’s charities, including CLIC Sargent.

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