Skyline Studios Dance Workshop

In early July, dance students from across the school were given the opportunity to take part in a dance workshop led by David Danville of Skyline Studios.

David, a regular visitor to the school, worked with Year 9 and 10 students in their lessons before running a lunchtime workshop for all year groups as part of the preparation for next year’s dance show.  

Assisting David were former WHS students Elliot Stockhill and Billie Hockless who are both now members of Skyline Studios.

Elliot, a student of WHS between 2010 and 2015, was in the school’s first cohort of ‘Double Dance’ classes and successfully auditioned to perform in every annual dance show during his five years at the school. He left in 2015 with a well-deserved distinction star in dance.

Billie, who sat her GCSE’s this year, is also a distinction star student and will be returning to study dance in the Sixth Form in September. 

Teacher of Dance, Jamie Hardy, commented: ‘It is always a pleasure to welcome David back to Withernsea High School. On this occasion, it was also a delight to welcome back former students Elliot and Billie who assisted with the workshop. It is very gratifying to see students continuing their passion for dance after they have left school. I would like to thank them all for their time and I know our students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. Preparations are well underway for next year’s dance show and I look forward to sharing more news about this in the Autumn term.’


Front row (left to right): Elliot Stockill, David Danville and Billie Hockless lead a student workshop.