Pupils show off their moves at Erewash School Sport Partnership Dance Festival

Published on: Saturday, 30th March 2019

A dance festival organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership saw hundreds of pupils from across the borough show off their moves.

The annual event took place at Friesland School, in Sandiacre, and there were performances from Friesland, Shardlow Primary, Stanley Common, Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, Ashbrook Junior, Firfield Primary, Kirk Hallam Community Academy, Scargill Primary and Hallam Fields.

There was a variety of dance styles on show from modern to contemporary and street.  Year 11 students from Kirk Hallam Community Academy took the opportunity to perform the pieces they have been preparing for their GCSE exam.  Students from Friesland School opened the show.

Pupils from Stanley Common researched ‘flash mobs’ and devised a dance with their favourite moves to grab people’s attention.

Year 6 pupils from Firfield Primary choreographed their routine themselves to ‘The Greatest Showman Reimagined’ by Jess Glynn.

The performance from Scargill Primary was inspired by Bollywood music and children learnt it during a special ‘India Week’ at school.

Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership strategic director, said the dance festival was one of the highlights of the partnership’s calendar.   She said: “This festival is a great opportunity for pupils of all ages to gain performance experience and it was lovely to see so many fantastic dances. A lot of hard work had clearly gone into the dances and we would like to thank all of the pupils for their efforts and the staff who supported them during the preparations and on the day.

“We always look forward to the dance festival as it is such a wonderful event which brings pupils from across Erewash together. We are already looking forward to next year!”

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