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In this blog, Curve Young Company (CYC) dancer Connor Cropley writes about keeping in touch with CYC virtually throughout lockdown.
I have been part of the Curve Young Dance Company for the last 3 years. The creative contemporary style of dance is really fun and there has been lots of opportunities to perform. One of the best was being involved in the live 10 year anniversary of the Curve theatre performing with some famous people.
When lockdown started I was really worried that my dancing would not continue and it is what I love to do most. When CYC said they were going to do online classes I was so happy as it meant we could stay together as a group and continue our dancing world together. I have also continued my training with the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme with Dance4. They have done weekly online classes and set weekly tasks. With nothing much to do at home during lockdown awaiting my GCSE results, it gives me something to look forward to and enjoy.
From doing dance remotely, it really proves that you can bring people together and dance anywhere without needing to be in the same room. I have had fun learning and trying to do things with different camera angles and I have been amazed at what individual recordings can produce when they are put together. When I look at the film I am really proud of the group I am part of and what we have achieved and I am really looking forward to getting back in the studio with everyone.
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Photography: Connor performing with CYC as part of Mods: Shaping a Generation Festival in 2019. Image credit – Matthew Cawrey