Dance students dazzle in diverse performance

Performance of 'Vertigo' at Central Sussex College SUS-150219-120557001
Performance of 'Vertigo' at Central Sussex College SUS-150219-120557001

BTEC Dance students from Central Sussex College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath dazzled audiences at The Hub Theatre recently with a packed programme of dance ranging from contemporary to ballet.

Sell-out performances took place over two nights in January, and College dancers were joined by Year 10 dancers from Warden Park Academy and students from BPM Dance Academy, working with ex-College students and up-coming choreographers, Karl Green, Luke Bohana and Kat Chase, to devise some breath-taking pieces.

Subject leader for dance at the college, Rose Ryan, commented: “This year we have been able to offer a more diverse range of styles as part of the syllabus, including: Urban; Contemporary; Commercial; Lyrical and Ballet. The standard of the dancers who took part in this performance was remarkable and represents how creativity can truly engage young people and lead them to excellence.”

Vice principal of the Sixth Form Haywards Heath, Richard Hailstone, added: “The quality of the performances was stunning and the excellently choreographed pieces took me through the full range of emotions during the course of the evening. Vertigo once again confirmed why Performing Arts at our sixth form is outstanding.”

Find out more about Ofsted Outstanding Performing Arts courses at the Sixth Form Haywards Heath, at the College’s Open Evening, Thursday, February 26, 5-8pm. Pre-register online at

Report and pictures contributed by Central Sussex College.