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Enchanting Snow White Performance is On Pointe


The Mount School York and Patricia Veale School of Dance pupils took to the stage last week to encapsulate the classic Snow White fairy tale in a series of stunning performances.  

                                   India, Junior School (Year 6)

Perfect for all the family to enjoy, and including dancers of all ages, the show told the story of Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs and their woodland friends, as they try to rescue Snow White from the bitter clutches of the envious Evil Queen. 

After an unfortunate postponement due to uncertainty around the pandemic, the talented dancers were finally able to perform in the highly anticipated dance show held at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. With a tech rehearsal, a matinee and two evening performances to prepare for, the dancers showed true professionalism as they displayed their exquisite choreographic abilities across the two days.  

Photography by @lucy.mcelroy.artist

In a high-calibre display across a range of dance disciplines, from ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap, the performers interpreted the much-loved story to the crowd’s delight. The Mount boarding pupils and staff joyfully watched on from the audience, amongst a sea of proud parents and family members. Pupils from across almost every school year represented The Mount, with dancers from Years 7-10 in Senior School, India in Year 6 from Junior School and Caroline in Year 13, making a return to School from study leave to accept her congratulatory bouquet. 

Boarders Quotes: 

It was inspiring. I felt good watching it” – Dennisa, Year 10

It was very good. Angelina was very, very nice.” – Mathilde, Year 9

Also performing in the show, boarder Angelina, Year 8 added “I played an apple and a spider, it was absolutely fantastic! It was so fun, and really nice to be on the stage” 

The Mount School pupils who took part in the performance were congratulated in Morning Meeting and presented with fresh flowers by Principal, Mr Griffiths. Many pupils have been a part of Patricia Veale School of Dance for several years and the excitement and anticipation of performing on stage in front of an audience is something they continue to look forward to. 

Photography by @lucy.mcelroy.artist


Performers Quotes: 

“It was a really amazing experience to see it all come together, especially after we have all worked so hard for it” – Caroline, College II, played the part of ‘The Evil Queen.’

“I started when I was 5, so have been dancing for the last 10 years. Our dance teacher assigned our parts and I was selected to be Snow White.” – Ava, Year 10, Snow White. 

“I played a spider. It was really fun and my parents came to watch” – Alexia, Year 7  

“I was an apple, a shadow and a piece of mirror, there were lots of costume changes” – Scarlett, Year 10 

“I was one of the main doves, and also performed in the Spiders Webb contemporary” – India, Year 6

“I played an apple and a spider. “It was so fun, and really nice to be on the stage” – Angelina, Year 8 



                Boarders arrive at The Jospeh Rowntree Theatre


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