The lesson was divided into three parts — theory, choreographed dance and fitness. Clare looked at various forms of dance from a theoretical perspective, focusing on Hip Hop. William took the fitness, stretching and strength-building component, and Renee helped the students choreograph a dance in small groups. She was ably assisted by India Grant, a former Shearwater student and dance teacher who has recently returned from working in London.
The highlight of the lesson was a performance of choreographed pieces in small groups. According to Renee, “The Year 7 group had an outstanding dance performance. We were blown away with their enthusiasm, attitude and group camaraderie. Each group choreographed their own expression of dance, which highlighted their strengths of creative thinking and working so well together. A massive congratulations to all of those who gave it a go, and in turn, realised they have got the groove inside of them”.
Many thanks to Renee and India, and to all the students who dared to bare their souls and dance with such grace, beauty and courage. As we reflect on the year during this challenging period, this surely has been a highlight for many.
Class 7 Teacher