Zoo Nation Dance Project


Fourteen of our gifted and talented students in dance have been working on a project with The Grand Theatre and London based hip hop dance company Zoo Nation. Since September they have been training twice a week with professional choreographer and dancer Nathan Marsh on a dance based on a twisted version of Humpty Dumpty. They then performed this at The Grand Theatre in a professional show alongside 11 other schools in the Black Country. From this, students will be chosen from each school as stand out talent and will train with Zoo Nation over February half term on a new dance for a curtain raiser at the end of February when Zoo Nation tour their show ‘Into the Hoods’ to Wolverhampton. We also entered the Great Big Dance Off which is a national competition and came 1st in the Regional Heat for the West Midlands and are now in the finals in July competing against the rest of the qualifiers from the UK.

Students: Xsia Blair, Keviann Dawkins, Mya Wright, Malcolm Kimani, Jasmine Brissett, Aaliyah Brooks, Aleasha Brooks, Shannon Gray, Sarah Lucy Allen, Tanisha Haughton, Beth Henry, Chris Otim, Chido Mhondiwa and Diana Maruta.

OLSC Dance Project 1

Manchester Sainsbury’s School Games


Manchester Sainsbury's School Games - Our Lady & St. Chad Catholic AcademyDance Success
On Sunday 6th September the Elite Dance Group ‘Respire’ had the amazing opportunity to perform at the Sainsbury’s School Games 2015 in Manchester at the Regional Athletics Arena.  They opened the closing ceremony in front of 3000 spectators some of these including top athletes from around the world. It was also streamed live on the internet. It was a huge honour to perform at these games for Youth Sport Trust and the students from Our Lady and St Chad did us proud and represented the school in a highly professional and skilful manner.

Leaders and Performers
Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy was one of nine schools/colleges selected to volunteer at the Sainsburys School Games in Manchester. We had 13 students attend this amazing event which sees the best athletes across the UK come together to complete for their nation. Our Lady and St Chad is nationally renowned for our excellent Sports Leadership programme. This opportunity extended our portfolio further. Read more…