World-famous choreographer, dancer and composer Hofesh Shechter visited Helenswood.

Students from Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker are taking part in a 3-part project called Hastings Reimagined with the renowned Hofesh Shechter Company. They were invited to attend an exciting taster day of activities at the Source Park and the White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

The skateboarding workshop was led by Matt Brown and the professional coaching staff at the Source Park; the movement workshop was led by dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company.

Students from both schools embraced all activities and had a really wonderful day.

Dance Teacher, Elaine Vanner said “We are thrilled to be involved in the Hastings Reimagined project and this taster day is just the beginning. One of the aims of this project is to increase greater enjoyment of and participation in dance - this was definitely achieved! The next step for our students is to take part in 8 sessions of Hofesh style workshops, culminating in a shared performance with other local schools in July.