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*Dance Troupe – TDA*

*Dance Troupe – TDA*

Shakeaway, the world’s largest milkshake bar company since 1999 with stores worldwide, are passionate about helping young people lead healthy lifestyles. With our nutritional real fruit smoothies and zero fat natural frozen yoghurt shakes we are very keen to encourage active lifestyles by helping students have fun with fitness.’

To encourage this, Shakeaway have invited us to audition for their event, ‘The UK’s Best Dance Competition 3’. The Victory Academy jumped at the chance to enter, held auditions and came up with the idea of ‘Haunted Pirates’.

On Monday 2nd October Miss Sherwood and the Performing Arts Department headed down to The Chatham Dockyard and were given the amazing opportunity, by Chris Chedzey and his team, to use the retired battle ships Gannet and the Tarred Yarn , where TV’s ‘Don’t Call the Midwife’ had previously been filmed. The Dance Academy were joined by photographers from Sapper Magazine and were given a true experience of what it would be like to shoot a music video.

The students worked incredibly hard on creating an intense performance, by taking on board the characterisation and visual appearance of ‘zombie pirates’. After a night of filming, the video was put together and the end result is better than we could have imagined.

On Friday 13th October The Dance Academy found out that it had made the semi-finals. Out of 200 schools and colleges, The Victory Academy had made it into the top 4. The finals take place in December.  Until then, we need your support please. Here’s how you can do just that:

As the town semi-finalist for Shakeaway, a special ‘Dance Troupe’ shake (named after the dance group) will be made in the Rochester branch.  It is made with 100% fat free frozen yoghurt and Funkin lemon & lime.

  • For every shake sold, a £2 donation will go towards The Victory Academy and performing arts resources and equipment
  • The ‘Dance Troupe’ shake will be sold in the Rochester store from Monday 13th November – Sunday 3rd December.  Please pop along to purchase your shake from 73 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX
  • After Sunday 3rd December, we will be passing the semi-finalist videos to Thriller Live to choose the overall winner.

Overall winning Dance Troupe

  • 1 hour workshop with the Thriller cast on how to make it in the West End stage
  • A month’s supply of free milkshakes for every dance troupe member
  • Tickets to see Thriller performed live on stage
  • £500 donation from Shakeaway to your school

Thank you to:

  • Hannah Couch
  • Beth Kember
  • Chris Chedzey
  • Stephen Billington
  • Paul Herron