Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

Braintree and Witham Times: Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

Youngsters received street dancing tips from a star of Britain’s Got Talent.

Benji Shogbulu, who reached the semi-finals of the talent show in 2010 as part of the Peridot Dance group, visited New Rickstones Academy, in Conrad Road, Witham, earlier this month.

London-based Benji performs around the world and was preparing to jet off to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain when he visited the school.

He delivered workshops in street dance techniques and treated pupils to a demonstration of his skills in an exciting performance.

Lisa Warnock, head of dance, said: “We are so pleased to offer students opportunities to work with people like Benji Shogbulu.

“Students were really buzzing and excited after their sessions.

“Benji is a fantastic role model and a great example of motivation, dedication and talent for our students.”

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12:54pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

How heartening to see that only a matter of weeks since Ofsted rated the New Rickstones Academy as “requiring improvement” the three Rs have been fairly and squarely placed at the top of their priorities.

Perhaps someone should tell though them that it doesn’t actually mean ‘Reggae’, ‘Rhythm’ & ‘Razzmatazz’.
How heartening to see that only a matter of weeks since Ofsted rated the New Rickstones Academy as “requiring improvement” the three Rs have been fairly and squarely placed at the top of their priorities. Perhaps someone should tell though them that it doesn’t actually mean ‘Reggae’, ‘Rhythm’ & ‘Razzmatazz’. OMPITA [Intl]
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12:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

hope it was ballroom dancing and not that hideous street dancing
hope it was ballroom dancing and not that hideous street dancing Bhudeeka
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