Dancing through the Decades: Children impress at School's Dance Festival

School's Dance Festival

Dancers from Roebuck who ‘rose up’ to the occasion. - Credit: Stevenage Sporting Futures

Hundreds of children from primary and secondary schools across Stevenage and surrounding areas have taken part in the School's Dance Festival.

The Stevenage Sporting Futures Team hosted the School’s Dance Festival at the Gordon Craig Theatre earlier this month.

Broom Barns School who performed a piece to ‘You should be dancing!’

Broom Barns School who performed a piece to ‘You should be dancing!’ - Credit: Stevenage Sporting Futures

The two-day festival was an opportunity for the pupils to celebrate their hard work throughout the academic year -  after the original February date was postponed.

Children had a variety of different styles of dance and schools have been “dancing through the decades” to show a variety of dances.

The Barclay Academy Cheer Squad

The Barclay Academy Cheer Squad - Credit: Stevenage Sporting Futures

Over the two days 370 primary and secondary children from 17 different schools took part to show off their dances to members of the public across four performances.

The event was aimed to inspire children to take part in dance who would not regularly take part in physical activity or children who have not previously had the opportunity to dance in front of a big audience, to further inspire them to participate in dance after the festival.

St Nicholas dancers who were singing in the rain!

St Nicholas dancers who were singing in the rain! - Credit: Stevenage Sporting Futures

Adam Baker, dance festival co-ordinator for the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team, said: “The children have had a fantastic opportunity to showcase their dance across two different days.

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"It has been great to see so many children work together and participate in this festival.”

The Stevenage Sporting Futures Team would like to thank Sporting Futures Training and the apprentices - with a special mention to Freddie Fenwick who presented, Craig from Rewind Media, Leanne Hymes and Stephen Sapsed for their fantastic finale dance routine.