Learners step to it with dancing workshop

Young dancers from Hampshire had the chance to be inspired by two dancers who wowed the world in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

The 30 A–level dance students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, Hampshire, took part in a day of workshops with Jose Agudo and Andrej Petrovic, from award–winning Akram Khan dance company, which choreographed the section of dance which accompanied Emeli Sandé singing ‘Abide With Me’ at the ceremony.

Student Emma Stansall, 17, said: “I absolutely loved the intensity and pace of the day. In particular the rhythmic section was so clever, challenging and interesting.”

Will Hodson, 18, who has been offered a place at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, added: “The two dancers were brilliant fun. It was an amazing experience to work with such highly respected professionals.”