On Monday 16th January, the five OPEN schools gathered at Cholsey for the third 'OPEN Schools Dance Festival'. The children arrived at 2.15 and spent the afternoon working hard and rehearsing for our evening show at 5pm. Sports Leaders from Cholsey hosted the event and were given the jobs of: looking after our visiting schools, organising the music, welcoming parents and staff to the evening show and introducing each act on stage.
This year, our performance was based on a piece of Hungarian music and contained exciting paired lifts and solo performances. The children worked very hard to learn a difficult dance routine and performed brilliantly on the night! Across the OPEN schools, there was a wide variety of themes performed by children of all ages it was a great way to celebrate dance!
We were incredibly lucky to have the support of Ray Goodwin who provided us with fabulous lighting! He did a brilliant job and made the children feel like superstars on stage. Having these added extras really made a big difference to the evening show and the overall experience for our children.