On Sunday 26th February, we held a Contemporary Dance Workshop with Darren Pritchard for students at our school. For many students, this was their first experience of contemporary dance, and they thoroughly enjoyed it!
It was a wonderful opportunity to have Mr Pritchard as not only is his knowledge of the contemporary style extensive, but his professional experience and many years of teaching in this genre meant that his workshop was very technical and detailed – we are sure that we will be inviting him back again in the not too distant future for many more classes/workshops.
Having trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and attended Alvin Ailey Summer School (New York), Mr Pritchard has worked extensively in the dance sector for many years as an in-demand performer, teacher and choreographer. He has worked as a dancer in Wayne McGregor's world-famous Random Dance Company.
Mr Pritchard has taught at The Hammond School, Northern Ballet School and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), to name but a few, and his choreography has been used widely on TV, in music videos and TV commercials.
Mr Pritchard is also the recipient of the Art Award for Outstanding Work with Children and Young People, Connell Award for Work with Children and Young People, the Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers and is a Manchester International Festival (MIF) Creative Fellow.