Swing dancing grew in this era. Dance halls were filled with Jitterbugs, Lindy Hop and Balboa. Intricate footwork danced on the spot make up these dance styles.
Year 5 dance club performed ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ in the Harvest Assembly. The children have been working on their contemporary technique and the dance showcases some newly learnt technical movements.
In this dance one colour goes into the middle, turns to the left and makes a single clockwise circuit of the pole before returning home. This is repeated by each colour in turn.
Thank you to everyone who came along to watch at our recent Sports Days. Our children were amazing and they really demonstrated collaboration, determination and resilience throughout the mornings.
Developing ‘circling’ with inner and outer circles moving in opposite directions. A very traditional dance that appears wherever there are Maypoles.
A more challenging dance creating 3-ribbon plaits radiating out from the pole. Good for small team working. The Easter Plait was first danced at an event in the village of High Easter in Essex.
The Year 6 Dance Club competed at the Redbridge Dance Festival and achieved great success in winning the Redbridge Dance Festival. The dancers explore fluid movements which float, spin, spiral and glide with control and co-ordination.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
Watch the children convey the bulldozers pushing, scooping and lifting the undergrowth. They then symbolise the trees falling down.
In the Mood is a big band era hit recorded by Glenn Miller. It topped the chart for thirteen straight weeks in 1940 in the U.S.
The East Coast Swing has 39 genres and 8 types (solo, partners, group, ceremonial, competitive, concert, participation and social). We used partners in our version of the dance.
The dance hall was used for keeping up morale during the war. Larger dance halls had orchestras. Can you spot the instruments being played?