Autumn 2 2019 – Christmas Dance Festival

On Tuesday 3rd December, 24 children from year 5 and 6 performed at a dance festival at Open in Norwich. The children had worked hard leading up to the day taking part in an after school club each week lead by Miss Parsons. In the club, they talked about the messages of Christmas and carefully chose dance moves to link to those messages. They also voted for ‘Under the Tree’ by Kelly Clarkson to perform their dance to.

On the day, the children were collected from school at 10am and arrived in Norwich later ready to rehearse their dance. They were all surprised by the size of the stage and overwhelmed by how big the room was that they would be performing in later that day. Throughout the day, they loved watching other schools rehearse and particularly enjoyed trying to copy the dance performed by Taverham High School! The first performance at 4pm went very well and the later one at 7pm was even better. The children’s timings and enthusiasm in the dance improved throughout the day to perform their best dance in the final show. They also loved going back on stage and singing and dancing with all the other schools to Christmas songs. It was lovely to see the children’s confidence grow throughout the day and they represented our school brilliantly. Well done!