"I have loved working on this project and have learnt so many new things. I had only done ballet since I started the National Diploma course last year and it has really made me more flexible. I picked up some bhangra growing up as a big Bollywood fan and had been to see Bombay Dreams in London, but I had never had any formal training. The way they have combined the 2 dance forms is really good. It has been an amazing ride but has undoubtedly been the hardest work I have done so far."
"The intensive rehearsal schedule was very demanding but was great experience. I had done ballet but bhangra was completely new to me. It was tricky saying the words and doing the movements when we started. The teachers have different styles and different ways of working. I am an experienced dancer but I still learned lots. I have found seeing how to put the workshops together really useful as I want to work with young people. Last year College sent me on a course with Dance United and they asked me to continue as a role model for them. I am performing for them at Sadlers Wells in London on Tuesday, so I have that routine in my head as well as all my other college work, so this has been a challenge."
"I was mostly interested in acting and I had never danced at all until I began the Diploma last year. This was a stretch and I found it difficult at first but I have really enjoyed it. It is all good experience for an actor as there are so many musicals out there at the moment that you need to be able to dance."
"I enjoyed the sessions with NBT and Kala Sangam and as part of the marketing team it was useful to have that insight into what the event was about and what it would look like in the end. It meant that you were confident following up press releases or talking to people to get them to come along. The marketing people from NBT really know what they are doing and were very supportive. "