Led by Lu­mière

Somerset Life - - EDUCATION NEWS -

A dancer who had a star­ring role in Dis­ney’s re­cent film re­make of Beauty and the Beast, has led a work­shop with pupils at Mill­field.

An­drew Chad­wick, who danced the role of Lu­mière, has per­formed in var­i­ous well-known mu­si­cals, in­clud­ing tak­ing the lead part of Rusty in Starlight Ex­press, Mun­go­jer­rie in Cats, Bobby C in Satur­day Night Fever and the dance cap­tain in Fame. He is cur­rently in the lead role in the Dis­ney mu­si­cal Tarzan. As well as gain­ing an in­sight into his life as a pro­fes­sional dancer, pupils learned sev­eral mu­si­cal the­atre and com­mer­cial dance rou­tines. More than 100 pupils take part in dance as part of the games pro­gramme at the school and classes are avail­able in bal­let, tap, mod­ern, jazz, com­mer­cial, con­tem­po­rary and mu­si­cal the­atre.

Mill­field’s head of dance, Julie Boyd, says: “Meet­ing and work­ing with such an ac­com­plished dancer is truly in­spir­ing for those who dream of danc­ing on the West End stage. I hope that this ex­pe­ri­ence will drive more pupils to be­lieve they can fol­low in An­drew’s foot­steps and be part of in­cred­i­ble pro­jects like Tarzan.”

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