St. Michaels School Blog
Dance through the Decades
The end of November saw the whole school perform their dances to a packed hall. Here in the order of the performance, are the dances. First up from the afternoon, 6C's Lindy Hop from the 1930s
Next up is 6Bs version of a Lindy Hop - a completely different choice of music but similar moves in parts.
Closely followed by the high energy 5J Jive from the 1950s
And another Jive, this time by 5B
Not to be outdone, the 1960s continued to build on the moves of their predecessors as shown here in a collection by 4P and then 4H, sadly YouTube has muted these but you can still enjoy the movement.
The final act of the first half was the Year 6 Dance Club performing an 1980s medley.
The interval is often a time to re-charge but not this time. Having heard that the parents from the morning performance had really embraced the idea of a dance, the afternoon parents packed the dance floor to "Shake their tail feathers". Great sports all of them, lead as you'll see by our own Mrs Gargrave.
The second half saw a complete change of style and at times, pace. Beginning with 2GBs "Stomp"
Year 1 learnt a second dance in the term (their Superheroes did not quite fit here) so instead took a look at a story from another culture - The Calabash Children.
Next we have our youngest children with their first every dance performance.
Year 3 have been involved with the Royal Opera House and here present a piece that was entered into a National competition.
To conclude the performance, our Year 5 Dance Club took inspiration from a range of cookery programmes to create this fitting showstopper!