King's Hawford

17 November

Pupils Wow in Dance Showcase

Last Friday, children from Years 3 to 6 took part in Mrs O’Brien’s wonderfully creative Dance Showcase. This year’s theme was ‘When I Grow Up’ and the children took on the roles of everyone from chimney sweeps to circus performers and doctors. Dancing is an essential part of life at King’s Hawford, and from Kindergarten to Year 6 all children are encouraged to engage in carefully choreographed routines and are given ample opportunities to perform. The Dance Showcase is a highlight of the school year for so many and we were extremely happy that the event could go ahead this year.

The evening kicked off with a high energy performance by Dance Mix as ‘Popstars’ dancing to ‘TIK TOK’ by Kesha. Next up 6CR wowed the audience dressed as ‘soldiers’ dancing to ‘Toy Soldier’ by Eminem and ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten.

4VL added some flavour to the performance as they transformed into mini ‘chefs’ and danced to ‘Fast Food Song’ by Fast Food Rockers.

Our 5AMW ‘doctors’ got the audience tapping their feet with a fantastic performance, dancing to Gloria Estafan’s ‘Dr Beat’.

3GO were possibly the fiercest troop of ‘boxers’ we have seen and gave a mesmerizing performance dancing to ‘So You Wanna Be A Boxer’ by Paul Williams (from Bugsy Malone).

6LH showed of their mixing skills as ‘DJs’, delivering a high octane performance to Rock DJ by Robbie Williams.

4RC took on the role of ‘athletes’ as they danced to ‘Chariots of Fire’ by DJ Hush.

3LS gave a superb performance as ‘window cleaners’, dancing to ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ by 2 in a Tent.

5SH had everyone stepping in time as they danced to ‘Step in Time’ by Dick Van Dyke (from Mary Poppins).

6JA were truly magnificent Circus Performers, dancing to the Greatest Show by Hugh Jackman.

The pupils have worked so hard with Mrs O’Brien in the build up to the performance and it was incredible to see all pupils joining in and cheering one another on. We are very grateful to have been able to share this Dance Showcase with parents; having two performances allowed us to welcome socially distanced audiences to The Barn. It also meant that the children got to perform twice, which they were thrilled with!

Events of this scale take a lot of hard work and couldn’t take place without the fantastic King’s Hawford staff. It is always a combined effort, with teachers and support staff alike pulling together to ensure these evenings go without a hitch. We would like to thank Mrs O’Brien for the amazing work she does with our pupils, Mr Roberts for stepping in as compere for the evening, Mr Cook and Mr Hodgkins for sound and lighting and Mrs Marshall-Walker and her team for the excellent job they did with hair and make up on the night. Thanks also for all those staff members who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.