A Benson Stage Academy pupil is jumping for joy after achieving an ‘outstanding’ grade in her student teaching diploma.
Nicol Bedingfield (15) who received her training from the school’s principal Julia Howard Trillo, gained her Student Teacher Diploma in Freestyle Dance with the UKA.
To achieve the required level, the student has to produce a full written portfolio giving a brief history of Freestyle Dance, role of the teacher, health and safety in relation to dance classes and make up a lesson plan.
She also had to demonstrate a general warm up routine and a dance routine using her own choreography.
Other sections of the examination included theory on general definitions, music, anatomy and physiology, warm up and cool down, steps and figures, arm, hand, head and body movements.
Nicol received an outstanding written report from the examiner.