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Dance Students to Join the Black Eyed Peas in the Biggest Show on Earth

Dance students from NPTC Group of Colleges will set the global stage on fire when they perform alongside the Black Eyed Peas at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff in a few weeks.

Around 15 current dance students will join a number of the College’s dance alumni in the gig of a lifetime which also includes a professional contract for each of them. The talented dancers are currently in rehearsals with choreographers who have worked with other global stars such as Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.

The UEFA Champions League Final is the biggest sporting event to have ever been staged in Wales and will be the single-biggest sporting event in the world this year. It will have a live global TV audience of 200 million (twice the TV audience of the American Superbowl) and broadcast live in 200 countries.

Craig Coombes, Neath College’s Dance lecturer, is excited about the announcement and said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for the dance students at the College and follows another excellent year for the dance department. With the success of various performances including ‘Neverland’ and the ‘One Vision Dance Company’ showcase, the students have also performed professionally with Ballet Cymru and as part of National Youth Dance Platform in Cardiff. All of us are looking forward to dancing on an international stage – it’s going to be out of this world!”

BTEC Level 3 Dance student Chloe Harrison said:

“This is an amazing opportunity to further my dance skills and I am looking forward to performing alongside the Black Eyed Peas. Coming to College has been fantastic and has provided me with lots of brilliant dance opportunities and this event is going to be a sensation. I can’t wait.”

According to UEFA’s website, of the Black Eyed Peas said: “We're planning on harnessing the excitement of the fans in the stadium, and all those tuning in to the UEFA Champions League Final. As football fans ourselves, we know how much this game means to those watching from the stands, their homes and with friends. This performance means just as much to us. We're planning an unforgettable show.”


Dance, Students, Neath College, BTEC, Level 3