Pupils Dance to the Beat

Five girls at Albany Academy showed they had the moves when they took part in the Chorley Schools’ Dance Competition at Parklands High School.

One Key Stage 4 pupil, Emma Jones, performed her own choreographed routine to such a high standard that she ended up in the top two.

Key Stage 3 students worked hard for a number of weeks practicing on a regular basis. The standard of performance was extremely high and the routines were all performed confidently in front of the judges and a large audience.

PE Teacher, Mrs Milburn said, “This was the first year Albany have entered the Chorley Schools’ Dance Competition. The year 7 girls were the winners of our own school dance competition back in March. This has given us more ideas for what to do next year as the girls are very keen to perform again.

Emma and the year 7 girls choreographed their own routines. The competition was an incredible standard with schools being choreographed by specialist dance teachers, performing in large groups. Our girls did Albany proud and performed brilliantly with the year 7 girls competing against year 8 and 9 girls.”


Speaking about her performance, Emma Jones said “I am very pleased with my silver medal. There were a lot of other contenders there as it was a big competition, I did the best I could and I am very happy with my result”.

The Key Stage 3 pupils who performed were Eleanor Freer, Abi Waddington, Electra Cross and Ebony Foster.