HCTogether - The Show Must Go On

Jul 16, 2020

Dance Week Introduction From Jamie Jenkins

Harry Smallman - ‘Send in the clowns’

Eighteen-year-old Harry, from Connas Quay, is in training at Jelli Studios, Liverpool, under the expert tuition of Jennifer Ellison. Throughout his dancing career, has won many world titles in dance, featured in Dance Mums (UK), made the final in The Greatest Dancer (BBC) and much more.

A talented dancer - and an inspiration to many young men looking to enter the profession. Check out his solo performance ‘Send in the Clowns’.

Nicolette Whitley - ‘For Selfish Reasons’

Nicolette Whitley completed her degree at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Her experience as a performer spans across Film, TV and Theatre throughout the UK and internationally. Nicolette is currently working with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT), under the guidance of former Royal Ballet soloist Paul Bayes Kitcher. Nicolette has had an inspiring journey with FADT; performing at the Royal Opera House, London Science Gallery, collaborations with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Geese Theatre, TEDx, mentorships from Russell Maliphant and Marco Goecke. BBC Three Amazing Humans recently made a documentary about the company.

Her performance includes; The Royal Opera House, The London Science Gallery, Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre, collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet ,TEDx, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Latitude Festival, 59th FilmFare Awards (India) and 3D Filmusic Barcelona. Companies and collaborations: Martz Contemporary Dance Company, Tuckshop Dance Theatre, Matrafisc Dance, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre - Russell Maliphant and Marco Goecke.

‘Up Twist Down Twist’ Coleg Cambria students - Choreographed by Jamie Jenkins

A collaboration with Ty Pawb & Coleg Cambria resulted in this exploration of dance, industry and history. Displayed in Ty Pawb as part of their ‘Up Twist Down Twist’ exhibition.

Film-maker - Rob Spaul.

Chloe Elizabeth Dance Company - The Greatest Showman

Young dancers light up the stage with their creative performance to ‘The Greatest Showman’. 

Chloe Elizabeth’s Dance Company is a dance school specialising in street dance, modern, jazz, freestyle and contemporary for children from age 3+, up to adult fitness classes.

Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts - Snakes

Delta’s competition team represent the dance school across the north west and were awarded first place with their interpretation of ‘Snakes’ at Wrexham Dance Festival. 

Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts offer classes in ballet, modern, tap, lyrical and street dance.

Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts - Run Boy Run choreographed by Naomi Jones

Delta’s senior dance troupe performing a high impact dance ‘Run Boy Run’.

Wrexham based performing arts school established for 30 years teaching dance, singing and drama.

The school regularly compete on the North West competition circuit singing and dancing. Delta Academy are previous winners of the British Troupe Champions with their song and dance troupe.

Thomas Hughes Lloyd - ‘Hey Laura’

Tom is a talented Urban dancer from Rhosllanerchrugog, near Wrexham. Tom was a finalist on Got To Dance and BBC Young Dancer. Check out his unique urban style.

Vikki Earle - ‘Dance at a Distance’

Vikki trained at the Arden School of Theatre and Shockout Arts, Manchester.

Last summer, Vikki performed and choreographed on behalf of team GB in Sports Acrobatics at the World Gymnaestrada, Austria. Since returning home Vikki has competed up and down the country as an acro soloist as well as a member of the Sports Acro team performing on a national level at events; “The British”, “Gym for Life”, “Scottish Gym Fest” and the “Liverpool Ministrada”.

Dance and choreography credits include music videos and backing artist; Little Mix, Plan B, The Bedlam Six and Dan le Sac. Vikki has won multiple awards for her choreography for youth production pieces and dance competition pieces.


aM - National Youth Arts Wales

This performance is from the archive, the piece toured Wales in 2015.

Derived from Ma, the Japanese word for 'pause' or 'interval', this work explores the spatial territories within architecture, sound, emotion, and conversation. Housed in an original sonic landscape from David Walters, the fourteen dancers rapidly move through seven spatial vignettes.

"To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For more information on how to apply to be a member of National Youth Dance Wales, contact NYAW Dance Producer Jamie Jenkins at jamiejenkins@nyaw.org.uk

Choreography: Kerry Nicholls and NYDW
Music: David Walters
Lighting Design: Joe Fletcher
Costume Design: Llinos Griffiths

The Clifton Hall School of Performing Arts

The Clifton Hall School of Performing Arts is based in Llay, Wrexham. It offers classes for boys and girls age 2+ with a wide range of classes available including Ballet, Tap, Modern Contemporary, Theatre Craft, Pointe Work, Limbering, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance, Body Conditioning, Audition technique and more. Run by Principal Suzanne Hall who is a fully qualified IDTA teacher, Enhanced DBS checked and First Aid trained. The school has a wonderful reputation for being a friendly professional school that gets great results proven with their 100% exam pass rate. The school also performs in shows, competition and stages across the country.

These two videos were created by the school's fabulous pupils during the pandemic lockdown.

For further information about the Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, please contact us on info@theholroyd.com.

Email: info@theholroyd.com | Tel: 01691 776069 | Company Registration Number: 12084276
The Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ