We are thrilled to be able to showcase our young talented dancers once again, as they take to our purposefully adapted Theatre Studio Stage.
We will be offering a limited number of tickets to attend our studio performances of ‘The Streets’ An original story written by Vince Cleghorne, choreographed by Kate Simmons and her team set to George Gershwin’s melodies in both popular and classical genres.
This wonderful story and Gala evening
will be danced in our Theatre Studio by the established Allegrodance Company and KS Dancers, on Wed 14th, Thurs 15th and Saturday 17th July at 7.00pm
Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite now. £10.00 (Excluding booking fee)
PLEASE NOTE: Restrictions will Apply. Masks must be worn for the entire performance and a registered negative test (Lateral Flow or PCR) from the previous 24hrs must be shown on arrival to gain entry.
Due to the limited seats available a Live Stream performance of The Streets and The Gala will be performed on Friday 16th July at 7pm.
The live stream link will be available on the night please go to our home page www.ksd-online.co.uk before the performance starts at 7pm FREE OF CHARGE. Kate Simmons understands how difficult the last 18 months have been for many and wishes to share this wonderful evening of dance with you all, up and down the UK and also our international friends.
We are delighted to create this opportunity for our dancers and finish the academic year on a high.
Vince Cleghorne (in brief) Author of ‘The Streets’
Vince was born in Liverpool to a mixed heritage mother and father (Irish/ Caribbean). He attended the Liverpool Institute School for Boys, where he was inspired to follow a creative career. He has written award winning screenplays and a number of bestselling children’s books earning him praise from DreamWorks SKG, HRH the Prince of Wales, and Walk the Line producer James Keach. He is a BBC playwright, a ghostwriter for John Blake Publishing, and has an extensive design record undertaking commissions from Sony, English Heritage, and the Tate Gallery. At present he is an author for PDIC in San Diego and Head of Art at the Everton Free School/Sports Academy in Liverpool.
Vincent was asked by KS Dance to create a children’s book that could be adapted into a ballet for the Allegrodance production 2021. He came up with a number of ideas, one of which was ‘Streets’.
The Story of ‘The Streets’
Streets tells the story of two magical streets in an unknown town. One of the streets is made up of Ballet and Contemporary dancers who dance serenely to work, shopping, or when going from A to B. The other street is made up of Jazz and Tap dancers whose everyday chores are executed as if they were dancing in a lively carnival. The inhabitants of the streets have never socialised with those in the street opposite; at least that was the case before Becca (a girl from the Ballet/Contemporary street) met Jake (a boy from the Jazz/Tap street). Becca longs to be a part of the wild Jazz/Tap scene she hears emanating from the street opposite, from late evening through to the early hours. Jake, however, longs for the beauty and story of a sophisticated dance that lies just out of reach.
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The Gala Showcases our students to their very best. Choreographies in Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Vocal Studies, Classical Repertoire and Commercial Dance are all in this jam packed program.
We can’t wait for you to see it!