Warrington Collegiate helps Leah rediscover her passion for dance

Talented young dancer Leah Croft has praised Warrington Collegiate for helping her rediscover her passion for dance after she lost her confidence over the summer.

The 18-year-old returned to the college in September to study the HNC in dance, a brand new course for 2016/17, having previously completed her level 3 dance qualification at the college last year.

Leah said: “Over the summer, I completely lost my confidence. I didn’t want to go to university, I didn’t want to dance again.”

It was thanks to the college’s Sindy Richardson, curriculum leader for creative and performing arts, that Leah made the decision to return to the Winwick Road campus.

“Sindy told me that the college was starting a HNC in dance. It was definitely the right choice to come back. Being here is fantastic – it’s a really homely atmosphere.

“My confidence has skyrocketed again thanks to doing the HNC, and thanks to Sindy.”

As well as completing her own studies, the former Lowton High School pupil has been able to help those on the level 3 course by mentoring them and sharing her experiences.

“I lead warm ups and choreography discussions with the level 3 students. I can definitely see the difference between the level 3 and the level 4 course,” explained Leah.

“The HNC is fantastic. If you want to be a versatile dancer, it’s the perfect course. You get to do so many different styles of dance including contemporary, ballet, urban, jazz. You get to choreograph your own material and you have so much freedom to be the dancer you want to be.”

To find out more about the incredible opportunities available at Warrington Collegiate, or to apply for a course, come to our Open Evening on Tuesday 9th May, 5-8pm.