King's Park's Got Dancing Talent!
King’s Park Secondary Has Dancing Talent - August 2010
By Jodie Davidones
Shannon Kerrigan, Jilly Cross, Emma Cowan and Amy O’Brien are in their fourth year at King’s Park Secondary School and are doing a dance leadership course recognised by the SQA in the hope that it will help them gain experience which will allow them to further their careers in the dance industry.
“We all dance in school and we used to take dancing lessons when we were younger”
Jilly Cross is still dancing in a squad called Block, which will hopefully be trying out for ‘Glasgow Goes Glee’ at the Theatre Royal.
I asked the girls if they had ever won any awards for dancing. Two of the talented girls Emma and Amy came third in a Glasgow cheerleading competition and Lauren Clark, a talented young individual who is also in S4 in King’s Park, recently won a trophy for a cheerleading duet called Phoenix Flames who were competing in bids for the world Championships.
Jilly Cross has high hopes for the future and is aiming to be on Broadway and thinks the Leadership Dance course would provide her with an advantage and set her apart from her competitive rivals.
Lauren Clark would like to become a dance teacher, giving people young and old a talent they can be proud of and to reap the rewards of her teaching.
The girls tell me that dancing can be difficult at times.
“Keeping in shape is challenging because you need to keep working hard. The choreography is hard at first”.
I then asked the girls if they always knew they wanted to dance and Amy said with a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eye, “Since I was three I’ve loved dancing and always knew I wanted to keep doing it”.
Training to be a professional dancer is hard and you always need to practise to excel.
Three of the girls, Amy, Emma and Shannon practice in school but Jilly form time to time travels to the football pitches with the rest of her dance group and cheers for the football team Rangers.
All the fellow pupils in King’s Park would like to wish the girls great success in their future careers. One thing is clear though; King’s Park Secondary has definitely got lots of dancing talent!