A group of dance students are stepping up preparations to perform to an international audience at WorldSkills 2011, after being selected from almost 200 UK schools and colleges to ‘showcase’ their skills alongside the competitions.

The Leeds City College Dance Collective will be showcasing an exciting multimedia dance piece entitled ‘Maps of Identity’, which mixes live dance with film, at the world’s largest skills competition for young people on October 8th.

The 12 Dance and Performing Arts students, who hail from a diverse range of backgrounds from Leeds to Poland and Zimbabwe, created the piece to celebrate the diverse student demographic at the College and explore how their geographical and cultural roots have shaped their lives.

Lecturer Briony Marston said: “It’s wonderful to be a part of this prestigious, high profile event. Performing at the WorldSkills will be a fantastic experience for them and undoubtedly enhance their studies.”

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