On Tuesday 25th April, over 60 students from Years 4-12 performed in our annual Dance Evening, held in the QE Hall at QEGS. It was a wonderful opportunity to invite family and friends of the Foundation to observe and enjoy the vast talent we have in school.
The evening consisted of a range of dance styles and genres including ballet, hip-hop, cheerleading, lyrical and Bollywood, performed by individual students as well as our Dance Clubs and, of course, winners from our House Dance competitions. It is also important to note that the majority of the performances were choreographed independently by the students themselves, either during PE lessons or at home in their free time. This meant there was a wonderful array of different moves, tempos and levels, so it was a great opportunity to see the student’s creativity and choreographic flare.
In the first half of the evening, we had plenty of amazing solo and group performances from Riya, Rebecca, Tilly, Hana, Arushi, Azariah Anna-Maria, Pippa, Annabel, Heidi, Dulcie, Emmy, Isabel, Charlotte, Sophie, Dabira, Claudia, Sienna and Frankie. The Year 7 and 8 Dance Club performed an amazing synchronised dance to ‘And you don’t even know it’ from the musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. Following on from this, the Year 4 and Year 6 House Dance competition winners performed. In Year 4, Imogen, Evie, Layla and Edith from Clayton performed to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor. In Year 6, Felix, Felicity, Alex, Anniyah and Annabel from Lee performed to ‘Giants’ by Dermot Kennedy.
There was then a brief intermission for audiences to enjoy some refreshments and snacks before taking their seats to watch even more talent leap up onto stage!
In the second half of the evening, we enjoyed solo and duet performances by Pippa, Luisa, Riya, Maddie, Daisy, Erin, Imaan, Sophie, Charlie, Rosa, Phoebe, Lucy and Thevi. The Year 7 and 8 Dance Club then performed their second routine of the night, dancing to ‘Don’t Lose Ur Head’ from the musical Six. The Junior Section Dance Club also performed, dancing to ‘Flowers’ by Miley Cyrus. We were all very excited to watch the Year 5 House Dance competition winners, with Pippa, Tilda, Mimi, Arya, Olivia, Mila from Blakey taking the stage to perform to ‘Chogada’ by Darshan Raval and Asees Kaur.
Many thanks to our performers, Nicola Schofield who choreographed all of the Dance Club sequences, porters and caretakers for their help with this production and the PTA for much appreciated event refreshments.
Mrs K Robinson and Miss K Fear
Director of PE and Juniors PE Lead