More than 200 children from across the borough showed off their dance moves at a festival organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.
Pupils from Ashbrook Junior School, Chaucer Junior, Cotmanhay Junior, Firfield Primary, Mapperley Primary, Risley Primary, Scargill Primary, Shardlow Primary and Stanley St Andrew’s all took part.
The dance festival took place at Friesland School in Sandiacre and Friesland students opened the event with a street dance entitled ‘The Age of the Phone’. Three A-level students from Friesland closed the show with a piece that aimed to help them focus on their technical and expressive skills.
Faith Dyer, class teacher and PE co-ordinator from Ashbrook Junior School, said her pupils had been extremely excited to take part.
She said: “I brought 21 children and they did a stone age themed dance which links in with the topic they have just done in lessons. They put all of their learning into the dance and they’ve really enjoyed preparing for the festival.”
Hayley York, transition liaison at Friesland School, worked with Ashbrook Junior and Risley Junior on their performances ahead of the festival.
She said: “I worked with each school for three weeks and their dances have linked in to topics that they have been studying. It’s been all inclusive so every child has been given the chance to join in even if they couldn’t perform at the festival. They’ve absolutely loved it.”
Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership development manager, thanked everyone for taking part.
She said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for pupils from across the borough to take part in a dance festival. The standard of the dances improves every year and we were all extremely impressed. It was great to see so many schools represented and in terms of numbers taking part this is the biggest dance festival we have held. We would like to thank all of the children for their hard work and the staff who supported them and accompanied them to the event.”

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