30 September 2017

Target supports local youth group in national dance…

The Bridge is a Youth Support Centre based in Selsey, West Sussex which is operated by the charity Youth Dream in partnership with the local secondary school, The Academy, Selsey.

Target Professional Services is proud of its longstanding support for such a worthy local initiative.

The Bridge has once again entered the Rock Challenge national dance competition for schools and colleges where students have to perform an 8 minute piece with a minimum of 20 dancers. After making the finals in the last two years they are hoping to make it a hat-trick.

Celebrating coming 3rd in the finals with Dorit

Celebrating coming 3rd in the finals with Dorit

Over the last two years, the bridge has been choreographed by Chris Williams an ex-pupil of the academy who is studying performing arts at Havant a South Downs College. Under his teaching and guidance they have achieved 1st in heat and 3rd in the final for ‘Dorit’ and a 2nd in the heat for ‘Jack The Ripper’

On Monday 29th January 2018 they will be performing Los Desaparecidos a story about the disappeared in Argentina. They have over 40 dancers and a support team of over 20 including hair, makeup and set crew. It takes a lot of time and dedication to compete and excel when they are up against performing arts colleges, more so when they did not have the drawback of losing all their set in a fire.

Students rehearsing for Los Desaparecidos

Students rehearsing for Los Desaparecidos

Mike Nicholls, Chairman of Youth Dream, commented “We would not be able to compete without the fantastic sponsorship we receive from Target and the performers and team are overjoyed with their continued support”.

The January performance will be in Crawley and we will keep you informed of the journey and the final results.