Students learn from Dance Theatre Company

Last Tuesday C-12 Dance Theatre visited Bedales to perform their latest choreography in a shortened performance of Shhh! Dance students from Block 4 to 6.2 took part in a workshop run by the company’s director, Adam Towndrow. He ran several group exercises of which one consisted of running at speed towards a wall of people with our eyes closed. The aim was to build trust and while it was much harder than it looked I think it had a positive effect. Towards the end of the workshop Adam taught us all a section from the production. It involved a lot of physical performance and overall I think everyone enjoyed the afternoon. View photos.

By Daisy Nielsen, Block 5

Students learn from Dance Theatre Company


C-12 Dance Theatre returns on 11 February with a performance of SHHH! Strictly not for emulation in our own hallowed space, the action is set in a library where books fly overhead and there is free running on moving shelves. The entertaining contemporary dance story of a library threatened with closure unless the community can rally round features five theatrical performers. Suitable for ages 5+, 90 minutes long including an interval and visiting Bedales as part of an Arts Council supported national tour, the show is billed as “perfect for those who love books, dance, music, film, physical theatre and live performance”! Tickets available from or 01730 711511.



Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.