The RGF awarded Keeley a grant in 2019 and she kindly contacted us earlier this week to let us know how she’s getting on. Keeley said: “I would once again like to thank the RGF for their help and support in enabling me to attend The Hammond in Chester, where in September last year I began a 3-year Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance.
The Hammond is renowned throughout the world of Performing Arts for providing outstanding dance training and provides a strong foundation for entry into professional life in the Performing Arts and to secure and sustain employment as a professional performer.
As well as undertaking my normal everyday classes which include fitness, ballet, tap, jazz, zumba and contemporary, I have taken part in many different workshops ; I took part in a fosse workshop in which I learnt repertoire from the musical Pyjama Game to the song Steam Heat.
Just days before returning home due to the current health crisis all senior dance students put on their annual senior dance production. It was an absolutely amazing experience and an honour to be part of and I cannot wait to do it again next year.
I am currently at home but undertake all my classes via Zoom. Last week I had a Zoom Workshop with a former Hammond student who is now a Showgirl! She was so inspirational.
I also have a Zoom Jazz Workshop this week hosted by a former Hammond student who will share with us her professional expertise.
I am so grateful for the support I have received from the RGF, without whom, these last 8 months would only have been something I could have dreamed of, so thank you xx”
The RGF wishes Keeley every success for the future.