Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Dance Live 2024

Dance Live 2024

On Wednesday 31st January, 36 students from Oasis Academy Mayfield took part in Dance Live 2024 at Portsmouth Guildhall. 

Dance Live sees those in KS2-4 and Further Education compete with choreographed routines to the backdrop of a giant digital LED screen with students showcasing a range of skills from dance, performance and off-stage technical skills.

The talented group of students created their 8 minute piece on the theme of “Barbie Land VS Reality”. The idea highlights the realities of today's society and how not everything is as perfect as Barbie Land.

As part of the creation process the following students took the lead on the creation of the choreography: Eva-Lily, Daisy, Ryan, Holly and Amy. Our design team were responsible for the LED screen, lighting and video recording on the day of the event. The following students Oliver G, Oliver R, Charlie, Jamie, Jenson, Alfie and James worked with Mr King to create the background display for our Dance Live performance.

Congratulations to the design team who successfully won an award for their creativity and design skills scoring the highest points for their LED background!

The students performed and competed against schools and colleges from across the south with confidence and brought an enjoyable and happy atmosphere to the audience. The team were commended for their support towards each other and the other schools on the day. They demonstrated an outstanding level of camaraderie which resulted in Oasis Mayfield being awarded the Fellowship Award.

Curriculum Leader of Performing Arts, Miss Barker said: 

"The students had a fantastic experience at the Dance Live event and performed brilliantly! Oasis Mayfield is extremely proud of all students that took part in the Dance Live event. The students showed their commitment, dedication, and passion through working together to create our performance."

Choreographer, Eva said:

"Dance Live was an amazing experience that allowed me to utilise my knowledge and skills within performing arts and dance. It was so much fun to create a routine and then perform it for an audience alongside a panel of judges who were then able to give us feedback. I also loved getting to see the other schools perform and see their different themes."

Daisy commented:

"I enjoyed every part of it including all the rehearsals. The day itself was really fun and I loved being on stage, it's a memory to never forget."

Ryan who performed as Ken, added:

"Dance Live has definitely been a highlight this term! The atmosphere at the event was amazing, and the hard work really paid off. It was such a great experience. The staff from our school and the hosts of the competition were all lovely and helpful. I would love to do this again next year."

Finally, Lucy said:

"This was a boost of confidence for me. I dance outside of school doing competitions however, normally performing in front of a smaller audience.  It was a great experience getting ready and I thought the costumes were very cute and stylish. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys expressing themselves."


Congratulation and to all of the students and staff involved.