BBC Ten Pieces


St John Bosco Arts College hosted the BBC Ten Pieces youth dance performance showcase.

 This event was organised by Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) using the BBC Ten Pieces education scheme and took place on the 21st March.

 The BBC Ten Pieces resource aim was to connect young people with classical music, inspiring them to develop a creative response to a classical number.

Ten groups of students were allocated a piece to interpret, which they went on to perform at the showcase.

 The evening also launched the MDI’s newly-formed Merseyside Youth Dance Company. The company brought young people from across the region together to train in dance and develop as skilled performers and choreographers.

 Paul Doyle, Community Dance Artist at MDI, said: 

“The Ten Pieces performance event came about from a desire to start a youth dance festival in Liverpool allowing school groups to perform in a non-competitive showcase.

 “MDI is delighted to organise this event and having ten partner schools from across Liverpool City taking part is a great response.”

 Darren Gidman, Headteacher, said: 

“We are so pleased to have hosted this event which saw students from across Merseyside come together to share and celebrate their creative ideas.

 “As an arts college we are always keen to provide opportunities which help develop our pupils’ performance skills and this unique project will do just that.”

 A full list of the groups who took part in the event are:

  • Merseyside Youth Dance Company 
  • St John Bosco Arts College
  • St Julies Catholic High School
  • Archbishop Blanch School
  • City of Liverpool College 
  • South Sefton6TH Form College
  • Formby High School
  • Space (MYA)
  • St Mary’s Catholic College
  • Ormiston Chadwick Academy 
  • Ormiston Bolingbrook Academy