The party season was kicked off in style at Truro High School when more than 100 girls got on their dancing shoes for the school’s annual show-stopping spectacular, Dance Show LIVE!

The production showcased the talent of pupils at the school with girls from the age of four through to 18 showing off their moves in two sell-out performances.

From tappers to flappers and pirouettes to shimmies, the girls wowed their audiences with a packed programme put together in the first half of term. It was a particularly momentous night for year 12's Coco Sham who, as well as performing on stage herself, had choreographed an impressive group number for the show.

Dance is an important part of life at Truro High with prep pupils given the chance to learn ballet, street dance and lyrical as part of their everyday curriculum. Senior girls are also encouraged to pursue their dreams with dance teacher, Danyelle Fry, helping them learn new skills and choreograph their own routines in both classes and extra-curricular clubs.

Head of creative and performing arts, Judith Tutin, said: “Dance is a fantastic form of PE that calls on the girls to work as a team physically and artistically. It unites all the art forms from music to visuals, dance and costumes and it also unites the two sides of the brain with the girls using reasoning to learn the routines and creativity to make them beautiful and emotional.”