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Burnley College Dance Students at world’s largest Dance Festival

Dance and Performing Arts Students from Burnley College enjoyed a trip to to London to experience the world’s biggest dance event.

The group of 15 Students on Level 3 Dance courses attended the event.

Some students were lucky enough to meet BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones who was happy to chat with the students and pose for a quick picture with them.

Move It is an annual celebration of dance which combines incredible performances by professional choreographers, the chance to meet industry experts and take part in classes with some of the highest calibre tutors in the country during the 3 day festival.

The show was also the perfect time to network with fellow dance Students from across the country.

Headliners this year included the English National Ballet, The Greatest Dancer finalists Dark Angels and Cbeebies presenter Nigel Clarke who has performed as part of Stomp and at the Royal Variety Show.


“It was an amazing experience, learning different styles of dance by professional choreographers as well pushing myself into new styles of dance. It was amazing watching the dance school ‘Shock Out’.”

Angel Pennington

Level 3 Year 2 Dance Student


“The best thing about Move It was that I was able to learn from professionals. It really inspired me as a dancer.”

Aimee Mcelhone

Level 3 Year 1 Dance Student


“We’re so proud of every single one showing off their passion, skill and raw talents at such a huge event.

“The experience was utterly phenomenal for the attendees. A big well done to everyone involved.”

Clare Webster

Head of Computing, Creative Arts and Media


Strictly Come Dancing professional Neil Jones took time out for a quick snap with our Students

The Students met high profiled industry experts, engaged with relevant organisations on social media during the event and we have had a team that were selected to perform which has been met with very positive feedback.

If you are inspired to know more about our exceptional dance and performing arts courses, find out more now at burnley.ac.uk


Jude Pearson

Former pupil at St John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School