St. John’s dance team enjoys the London dance scene

When the ISST Dance event in London was cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions, the teachers put together an enriched dance program for the students so they could still make the trip.

On Friday, we made a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum, visiting the permanent exhibition about performing arts and an exhibition from the well-known photographer Anthony Crickmay. We were impressed with how he captured famous dancers in action.

In the evening we went to the Peacock theatre and watched the performance of “ Tango after Dark”.  An amazing Argentinian tango show with world class dancers and live musicians coming straight from Buenos Aires. We all agreed it was amazing from the beginning until the end.

Saturday morning our students had three hours of intensive dancing in the world famous “Pineapple Dance Studios”. Surrounded by excellent teachers and passionate dancers, the ambience was energetic and highly motivating.

In the evening we made our way to Theatre Royal Drury Lane and watched the classical dance musical   “42nd Street” full of glitter and glamour. A large cast of dancers demonstrated their fantastic tap and jazz moves.

Although our students didn’t perform for ISST Dance, they all agreed that this was a great dance trip.


By Lavinia Glaser, dance teacher, and Christiane Baracat, chaperone and co-organiser