Our Senior School Dance Club put on their dancing shoes last night for a toe tapping performance of their Senior School Dance Show.
Held in The Craig Centre for Performing Arts, the pupils burned up the dance floor with a wonderful array of dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, Highland Jazz and Musical Theatre.
Mrs Melville, Teacher of PE and Sport said: “Our Senior School Dance Club pupils were delighted to be back performing to a live audience in The Craig Centre for Performing Arts this week. The pupils have worked very hard over the course of the year every Tuesday lunchtime alongside our Dance Captains Isla (S6) and Lucy (S5). They produced group, solo and duet choreography from various dance genres for the show. It was wonderful to see their talents, efforts, dedication and passion for dance come alive on stage! A heartfelt thank you to our wonderful Senior School Dance Club Captains, pupils and staff helpers for making this happen after so many years!”
Throughout the year, our Dance Club Captains Isla (S6) and Lucy (S5) have been helping to choreograph, style and produce the show.
Isla shared: “I am delighted with the success of our first post-COVID Dance Show. I've been so impressed on how every member of the dance club has given it their all, week in, week out, enthusiastically taking on the new choreography, and working hard until they nailed it! Thank you to everyone who came along to watch the show and support the team. It's very appreciated. On a personal level, I've thoroughly enjoyed taking the class, and being given the opportunity to choreograph a wide range of routines from different dance genres. I'd like to extend a personal thank you to Mrs Melville for having the faith in me to help organise both the dance show and the summer club. The support and encouragement from Mrs Melville and Mrs Cunningham to us all, is unwavering.
“I would encourage anyone, regardless of dance level, to join our dance club (meeting one lunchtime a week). You will love it. It's a great way to unwind, keep fit, make new friends, and above all have fun!”
S5 pupil and Highland Dance Club Captain Lucy added: “As Highland Dance Captain, I have loved having the opportunity to choreograph and teach the Highland Dances throughout the dance show. The senior Highland dancers have shown great dedication over this session to learn and perfect the Highland numbers. I would like to thank the dancers, Mrs Melville, Mrs Cunningham and Mrs Carnegie for all their hard work to help our 2023 dance show come to life.”