Young gifted and talented pupils ‘dance to the beat’

Young gifted and talented pupils ‘dance to the beat’

25 budding dancers from St. John's and St. Nicholas & St. Laurence Primary Schools spent an afternoon experiencing what it is like to be a secondary school dance student.  The Year 5 and 6 pupils were all chosen to be part of a Gifted and Talented Dance Experience held at the Wey Valley School.  Girls and Boys from both schools spent the afternoon with specialist dance teacher Mrs Ashmore.

Nadia Kusminoff, Games Manager for West Dorset who organised the event commended the pupils on their enthusiasm throughout the workshop; ‘pupils from varying dance backgrounds joined together to practice a number of dance sequences that stretched and challenged their abilities as dancers.  They all coped well with the choreography and produced a fantastic performance of the routine they had learnt throughout the afternoon’.

Miss Kusminoff added, ‘Mrs Ashmore was very impressed with the level of dancing, and added that the pupils worked really well with challenging choreography that would usually be learnt by Year 7 and 8 level students’.

St. John’s teacher, Mrs Coyle was delighted with the dance performances adding, ‘the children loved the experience and had a lot of fun, they also enjoyed being able to see themselves dance in the mirrors in the dance studio!’

Ms Sara Adams, Principal at Wey Valley congratulated the Year 5 and 6 pupils, ‘my performing arts team was very impressed with the pupils’ focus and energy and I hope the opportunity to practice in our Dance studio inspires them to fulfil their ambitions with this wonderful subject’.